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Published 01.01.06 at 09:30

A system of registration of unique processes, products and inventions. Brunelleschi may have received the first patent from the Florentine authorities in 1421 for a ship-loading crane, but the earliest known English patent was granted by Henry VI to Flemish-born John of Utynam in 1449 for a method of making stained glass, required for the windows of Eton College.

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

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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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