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Intellectual property rights

IPR or intellectual property rights are rights that are used to protect your ideas or other types of intellectual creation, invention or design.

The main types of intellectual property rights are:

  • Patents.
  • Copyright.
  • Database rights.
  • Know-how.
  • Designs.
  • Trade mark.

The University encourages the discovery, development and application of Intellectual Property (IP). The creativity and involvement of staff and students are encouraged and supported through the provision of a policy to promote, recognise, evaluate, protect, exploit and reward IP.

Further information about intellectual property can be found on the Intellectual Property Office's (IPO) website, the World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) website, and the Government's website which provides guidance on intellectual property for Universities.

If you would like to find out about submitting an application to protect and/or exploit IP at Solent University, please contact the Research and Innovation Office or email

Page last updated on Wednesday 2 March 2016 at 3.39pm.


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