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Protecting and licensing your textile designs

Published 24.09.07 at 19:30

What type of rights do you need to protect and license a textile design; or the computer software used to produce it? Specific prints can be covered by copyright or design rights, while computer software can be protected by a patent, copyright and confidentiality agreement.

However, IP rights can overlap in textile production, so how do you know the best ways to separate these rights for your own use in licensing or selling your ideas for ultimate business success. This podcast is aimed at those involved in textile and fashion design.

Speakers are Sophie Lachowsky from Briffa and Lauren Moriarty, a textile and product designer with a focus on producing visually stimulating and tactile products for interiors.

This podcast is downloadable in two parts.

Please note that these podcasts discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. They provide general information only and are 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.

Photograph (some rights reserved) by ToniVC

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