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  • How to protect an idea or innovation

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    It is essential that you protect all your IP rights, in so far as you are able, before and during your negotiations with third parties. There are numerous mechanisms by which your idea or innovation…
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    Published: 01.09.08 at 10:30

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  • Creative business partnerships in practice

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    Collaborative research and development strategies between creative practitioners and academic researchers can unearth a range of issues of knowledge ownership, as well as new and dynamic ways of…
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  • How to copyright your work

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    Copyright gives those who invest the skill and effort to create original work the right to prevent others from copying them. There is no copyright in ideas or concepts, but rather in the expression…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • How to protect your company or brand name

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    A trade mark is a sign that you apply to your goods or services to distinguish them from those of your competitors. It is the 'badge of origin' of your business, and can include the name of your…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • Why do I need to register my IP rights?

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    Copyright is the only IP right that exists automatically on creation; patents, trade marks and design rights, on the other hand, all benefit from legal registration. There are three main benefits…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • How can I protect my IP?

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    There are various ways to protect your IP, but you should first identify what IP it is that you own by identifying all your creative 'assets'. Everything from your logo and domain name, to your…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • I run a website – what do I need to know about IP?

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    The laws of copyright apply equally to works on the internet as they do in the offline environment. As a result, it is an infringement of copyright to place a book, graphics or song on the internet…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • What is confidential information?

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    In order for information to be protected as confidential two conditions must be fulfilled: (a) The information must have the necessary 'quality of confidence'. It must not be information, which…
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