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  • How can I protect my ideas when meeting prospective clients?

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    It is important before entering into negotiations with any third parties or prospective clients to be aware of how your work or idea is or might already be protected by the various intellectual…
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    Published: 12.11.09 at 11:23

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  • How to enforce your rights and resolve disputes - The Professionals

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    Three professionals with expertise in regard to legal issues in the creative industry provide their perspective on how best to resolve IP disputes and enforce your rights. Listen to Dids Macdonald…
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    Published: 27.02.13 at 12:40

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  • Copyright Protection in China: Know Before You Go

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    Copyright is a form of intellectual property (IP) that protects a creator's exclusive right to control who reproduces or alters the product of their original creative effort. Copyright protects…
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    Published: 11.03.13 at 10:35

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  • Fashion Design - Free inspiration or worth protecting?

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    When it comes to the fashion industry there are a range of rights available to designers. Alice Stagg, from Wragge & Co solicitors goes through each of the these rights to protect…
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    Published: 20.03.13 at 12:11

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  • Copyright in industrial artwork - more protection

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    The government is currently proposing to change the copyright law in artistic works which are manufactured on an industrial scale.  The designs, which qualify for copyright protection, would…
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    Published: 17.04.13 at 10:06

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  • Legal Ramifications of Twitter

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    Recently there has been a growing awareness of the legal consequences of using Twitter, largely focused on tweets from individuals acting in a private capacity. However, these arguments are equally…
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    Published: 24.05.13 at 10:24

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  • Intellectual Property Systems: China / Europe Comparison

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    The scope of protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) (in relation to the types of rights, duration of protection, territory and basic protection requirements) is in principal the…
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    Published: 07.10.13 at 15:13

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  • Crown Copyright and the BBC

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    Own-it have recently received queries from users asking about Crown Copyright and, incidentally, whether the BBC is included in the definition of the Crown for IP purposes. What is Crown Copyright…
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    Published: 04.12.13 at 12:00

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  • Is hyperlinking prohibited by copyright?

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    We are often asked whether providing a hyperlink to another website, or embedding/framing a video which is already published on a social networking site will infringe copyright. A lot depends on…
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    Published: 10.02.14 at 16:13

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