Innovation & Enterprise


Understand your intellectual property (IP) rights

Understand your rights and how they apply to IP you create while at UCL, including research and artistic works.

Generally, as a student, you own any IP you create while at UCL and can choose what you do with it.

There are some exceptions, for example if your work is part of a larger collaboration or funded by an external organisation.

You’ll find further details about your rights and how they apply to collaborative or externally sponsored work in UCL's Intellectual Property Policy

Our online IP training and guidance on student IP will help you understand UCL’s IP policy.

There’s also guidance on copyright for research students on the UCL Library website.

You can talk to your supervisor if you have any questions.

For more general information about starting your own business, the Entrepreneurship team offer a range of training and support.