What is the use of intellectual property pre-diagnostics?

The service is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises, and those engaged in research, who want to assess their potential in the field of intellectual property. The intellectual property pre-diagnostics service gives users an insight into what from the results of their work they can protect as intellectual property. If, for example, a company uses a certain sign in commerce to mark its products or services, it can protect it as a trademark. If company has designed a specific look for its product, it can protect it as an industrial design. If it has come up with a new technical solution to a problem it encounters in its work, it can protect it as a patent or small patent, and so on.

Once it has protected its right, the company can devise a strategy on how to properly use it in its business or in the further commercialization of research results. For example, a businessman who has an innovation cannot give it to others for use through a license agreement if he does not first protect it with a patent or if he does not at least keep it as a business secret.

The pre-diagnostics service helps the company to recognize "hidden" forms of its assets, because intellectual property also enters into the value of a company. Often, intangible assets exceed the tangible assets of a company in terms of their value. On a global level, in 1975 the value of intangible assets of a company amounted to an average of 18%, while today it is up to 90% of its value. 


In short:

Pre-diagnostics of intellectual property provides recommendations for the protection of certain intellectual property rights based on the assessment of the current situation in the company, it provides the opportunity for clients to look at future business through understanding the advantages they have gained by protecting their intellectual property.

What does the pre-diagnostics of your intellectual property practically looks like?

Experts of the Institute for Intellectual Property perform the intellectual property pre-diagnostics program. The entire process involves four steps:

1. preparation for the company visit;

2. visit and meeting with company representatives;

3. report writing and

4. delivery of the intellectual property pre-diagnostics report.

All confidential information provided during the meeting is kept in the strictest confidence and is protected by a confidentiality clause. Intellectual property pre-diagnostics does not include an assessment of the value of your intellectual property.

How do I schedule a pre-diagnostics of intellectual property in my company?

If you want to perform a pre-diagnostics of intellectual property in your company, contact us on the phone numbers 036 334 382 (Mostar), 033 652 765 (Sarajevo) and 051 226 840 (Banja Luka) or contact us via email ip_pred_dijagnostika@ipr.gov.ba .

The intellectual property pre-diagnostics service is FREE.