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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
Miscellaneous

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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