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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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  • 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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  • Own-it Copyright Factsheet

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    A movie, a song, a desk, a dress... copyright, which protects many types of creative work, is at the heart of legal protection for all these things. This guide sets out the basics of the copyright…
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    Published: 01.11.05 at 09:30

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  • Own-it Patent Factsheet

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    Windsurfers, corkscrews and lighting systems can all benefit from patent protection. This factsheet will help you find out whether your product or process could benefit too. Photo credit: Joan…
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  • Own-it Confidentiality Factsheet

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    Confidentiality and the law of confidence is concerned with secrets of all kinds. Good business practice involves being aware of information you've produced that should be treated as confidential…
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    Published: 01.11.05 at 09:30

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  • Own-it Creative Commons Factsheet

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    If you're using the internet to showcase and distribute your work, or if you like the idea of collaborating online, then you might be interested in a 'Creative Commons' licence for your copyright…
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    Published: 01.11.05 at 09:30

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  • What are IP rights? Why do I need to know about them?

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    IP rights enable creators to control and exploit their creative works. From art works to fashion designs from software to furniture, from technological inventions to music, IP rights guarantee…
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    Published: 01.12.08 at 10:30

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  • Ideas

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    There is no copyright in an idea alone, just the expression of it. However, see formats and also Autodesk v Dyason (No2) (1993) 176 CLR 300. The Glossary of IP Terms was prepared by Sarah Andrew…
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    Published: 01.01.06 at 09:30

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  • IP advantage: A creative case study

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    Ideas and  innovation are the life-blood of creative, digital and knowledge-based business, but the intangible nature of these assets means they're incredibly difficult to quantify. Without…
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    Published: 01.05.09 at 09:45

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