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Hanna-IP is an Intellectual Property (IP) Consultancy based in Belfast and Dublin, providing specialist advice in relation to patents, trade marks, designs and copyright. We are qualified to represent you in patent and trade mark matters before the UK Patent Office, the Irish Patents Office and the European Patent Office. We are also qualified to represent you in trade mark and design matters before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market or OHIM in short. OHIM is a centralized European Community Office charged with granting pan European community trade marks and registered designs.

Our aim is to meet with local clients in person to discuss IP aspects of your business or project and to present you with a cost effective protection strategy based on and driven by your business aspirations. Whether you are a private “start-up” inventor or an established business we can provide you with a free IP Clinic to assess areas of your business or project which could potentially benefit from some form of IP protection. We are also delighted to provide an overseas service to foreign IP Law firms requiring local representation in the UK, Ireland and Europe.


A patent is a twenty year monopoly right granted by the Government of individual countries and regional patent granting authorities such as the European Patent Office for inventions in exchange for these inventions being made freely available to the public after the monopoly period expires.

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Trade Marks

A trade mark is any sign capable of being represented graphically which is capable of distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings and may, in particular, consist of words including personal names, designs, letters, numerals or the shape of goods or their packaging.

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A design is defined as the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product or its ornamentation.

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Copyright protects a wide range of works including written works, musical works, artistic works, dramatic and choreographic works, films and multimedia products and computer programs. Copyright does not protect ideas or facts rather it protects how the idea is expressed.

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