Companies which recognise the value of their IP and are prepared to dedicate time and resources to protect their knowledge assets as part of their business strategy can increase their competitiveness and sustain a leading role within their particular field of excellence.
Thus, it is important to raise the awareness in the company at all levels on the value and importance of IP. IP protection should be a priority of the top management.
The starting point to enhancing the level of protection is the development and communication of a distinct company policy. The top management must provide clear directions and ensure proper implementation through communication and training.
GuardSHIP offers tailor-made services to assist companies in developing their specific company IP policy including clear guidelines for all employees (incl. freelance work contractors). Such a policy may also encompass IP strategies for external purposes, and setting up a company knowledge