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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What can be registered as a patent?

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    Products or processes that contain or possess new functional or technical aspects can be patented. A patent may extend to entirely new products, enhancements to existing products or to a new or…
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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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  • 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 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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