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IP Info: How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

These FAQs are for general guidance only. Specific legal advice should be taken depending on the precise facts in question.

General FAQs
Graphic Design/Art
Fashion Design
Product Design
Film and Television

General FAQs

> What is a trade mark?
> What is a patent?
> What can be patented?
> Why should I register my trademark?
> How do I get a registered trademark?
> What kind of sign can be a trademark?
> What’s the difference between ™ and ®?
> How can I protect my ideas / keep my work confidential?
> What is confidential information?
> What is copyright?
> What does © mean?
> What sort of things can I claim copyright in?
> How long does copyright protection last?
> What are moral rights?
> What happens to copyright if I put my work on the internet?
> How do I copyright my work?
> How can I protect my designs? (A)
> How can I protect my designs? (B)

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