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The IP Guide to... Fashion

Published 12.11.09 at 10:36

Legal rights can help a fashion designer in two distinct ways:

They can stop someone else benefiting from your hard work by copying or using your textile or product without your permission; and

They can generate revenue from your designs by allowing you to enter into licensing agreements for your designs with third parties.

This guide (downloadable below as a pdf) describes some of the rights you may enjoy. It then gives some practical tips on what you can do to protect them – without costing you a fortune.

Content supplied by Annsley Merelle Ward and Simon Gallant of Gallant Macmillan. Photo credit: George Enache

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