Who We Help: Creators
The IP Ecosystem Starts With You
Every idea starts with a creator who can identify problems and solutions or develop something new and original. Although creators are responsible for the spark and inspiration of the ideas that change and enrich our world, they often need to work with and rely on others in the complex intellectual property ecosystem to help get these ideas productized, packaged, protected, and into the market, including support from protectors, such as legal professionals, and enablers such as marketers, manufacturers, corporations, consultants, and investors.
As a creator in the IP ecosystem, it is important to understand how IP protection can be leveraged to protect your ideas. GIPA is a valuable resource for creators to help make IP less intimidating. We provide a variety of resources, expertise, and connections to demystify the complex and sometimes confusing legal domain so that you are better-equipped to get your ideas from your head to hands!
Download and review our IP Toolkit to learn the basics about the different types of intellectual property protection and the benefits they afford.
Georgia Lawyers for the Arts (GLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and educational programming to artists and arts organizations.
Georgia PATENTS stands for Pro bono Assistance & Training for Entrepreneurs and New, Talented, Solo inventors.
The Georgia Centers of Innovation (COI) are the state’s leading resource for facilitating business innovation.
A public service of the Georgia Tech Library in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). PTRC provides free patent and trademark related training & research consultation.