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Intellectual Property (IP)

Published 01.01.06 at 09:30

A global term for the capitalisation of creative thought processes. It covers a wide range of human activity from patents for inventions, trade marks for brand identities, passing off laws, trade secrets protection, conditional access and data rights management systems, design rights, copyrights and performers' rights to plant breeders' rights. For further information, see 'What is IP?'

The Glossary of IP Terms was prepared by Sarah Andrew of Arts Council England.

Photo credit:Valerie Everett

 

Please note that this article discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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