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


    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

  • I work in theatre: What do I need to know about IP?


    Copyright is an intellectual property right that applies automatically to all original theatrical performances, such as plays, musicals or ballets. These are known as 'dramatic works'. Any original…
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    Published: 18.03.11 at 16:45

  • I work in fashion: What do I need to know about IP?


    Designers of clothes and other fashion items, need to be aware of the following IP rights: - design rights and copyright to protect the design and detail of your goods; and - trade mark rights…
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    Published: 21.03.11 at 16:27

  • Artists' Remedies - copyright or contract?

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    The Story For some 8 years Cardrax and Sue Deakin enjoyed an amicable and mutually beneficial business relationship. Last year they became embroiled in a high profile Court case which led not…
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    Published: 22.03.11 at 15:19

  • I am a designer: what do I need to know about IP?


    Various aspects of a design can qualify for different IP protection.  Below are the main IP rights that may be relevant to a designer's work: UK Registered Design UK Unregistered Design…
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    Published: 16.05.11 at 14:42

  • Artlaw - legal advice and free advice for artists

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    Artlaw is a first-stop-shop for visual artists and craftspeople for any arts-related legal information. It contains an archive of over 300 legal related articles written by Henry Lydiate for Art…
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    Published: 21.07.11 at 12:38

  • Own-it Orphan Works Factsheet


    It is a fundamental principle of copyright law that the copyright owner has the right not just to charge money for the use of his work, but also to refuse permission to use it altogether. It is…
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    Published: 08.08.11 at 13:35

  • Own-it Factsheet on Clearing Music Rights


    The production of music involves multiple creative contributions which give rise to a number of legal rights for example, copyright and performers' rights. Before you use a piece of music you need…
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    Published: 13.09.11 at 12:11

  • Who owns the copyright in the photograph?


    According to the Copyright Designs and Patents Act the first owner of any copyright is the creator of that work. Interpreting this literally would suggest that, in the case of photographs, this…
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    Published: 26.09.11 at 16:20

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