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  • How to protect your work online

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    It is very hard to enforce your IP rights internationally, particularly in relation to the internet which enables downloading on a vast scale. Even where it is clear your IP rights are recognised…
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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Published: 01.11.08 at 09:30

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  • What steps should I take to protect IP rights that I can’t register?

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    First, You should make sure you have evidence (a paper trail) to prove you are the creator/IP owner of any IP. This includes preparatory documents, drawings, sketch books etc showing the creation…
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    Published: 01.11.08 at 13:02

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