What are intangible assets?
Intangible assets are, for example, a logo, a patent, a customer register, agreements, business methods and expert knowledge.
As much as 80 percent of a company's value is often in intangible assets. The companies that develop and manage their intangible assets have higher profitability than those who do not.
It is important to identify your company's intangible assets and make a strategy for managing them. Then you give your company the best conditions for development.
Examples of intangible assets
- Name of the enterprise, product or service
- Logotype for the enterprise, product or service
- Domain name
- Design and appearance
- Patents and patents applications
- Registered and unregistered trademarks and designs
- Trade secrets
- Business ideas or business models
- Expertise and specialist knowledge
- Internal manuals and working methods
- Customer register
- Manufacturing processes
- Text, photographs, music and film
- Computer programs and apps
- Inhouse-developed technology
- Research results
- Results of development work and cooperation
- Collaboration agreement on intellectual property
Get help and support with intangible assets
PRV, business promoters and agents can help you with various issues related to intangible assets.
Intellectual property rights
Some of the intangible assets can be protected as intellectual property rights. You register with us at PRV.
Register your trademark
A trademark is a symbol or word that characterizes your product or service. For example, it may consist of one or more words, a logo or sounds and melodies. With the help of a registered trademark, you are in control of who gets to do business with your branded products and services.
Protect a design
If you have created a unique design on a product, you may need to register your design. This prevents competitors from using it. With the help of the registration it is you who has control over who is allowed to do business with your design.
Patent your invention
If you have a technical solution to a problem, you may need to apply for a patent that gives you exclusive right, so that no one else will take your idea. Please note that you must not make your idea public until you have filed a patent application.
With the help of a patent, you are in control of how your invention may be used.
Copyright you get automatically
For example, if you have taken a photo, produced a picture, created music or a movie, then you have automatic copyright to the work you created. That is, no one else can use it without your permission. You do not need to apply for copyright. It arises automatically when you have created your work.