University of the Arts London Own It - Creative London Intellectual Property Advice Service Creative London

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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