At Innovolo we respect your right of absolute confidentiality and intellectual property protection.
During any stage of discussions, we actively encourage people to look after their ideas and adequately protect them.
From first engagements through to project completion, our professional conduct is assured through a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and our legal obligations to uphold and maintain your project’s confidentiality.
Please click below to view and download our standard Non-Disclosure Agreement. As soon as we engage, we will send you this to sign electronically.
This is a legally binding document prohibiting us from disclosing any information you share with us to any third party.
There are 2 copies: one to be sent to us and one to be kept by yourself. There is a time limit of 15 years from signing the agreement, after which the agreement terminates. Should there ever be any dispute over the confidentiality of a product, this agreement can be used in a legal setting, if needed.
Important – before you speak to anyone about your idea!
Before speaking to any company, friends or family about your idea, we would strongly recommend using a confidentiality agreement.
We would not recommend talking to any potential licensees or manufacturers prior to protecting your product, where applicable, as this could potentially jeopardise your protection being granted – this is particularly the case with patenting. Even once your product is protected it is good business practice, where possible, to use a confidentiality agreement when disclosing detail of your product to a company. This is not always possible but should be remembered. An example NDA can be provided by us.
The use of an NDA is also a requirement for those companies complying to the British Standard 8538:2011.