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Intellectual property

Designs and how to protect them
There are four different types of design rights that you need to be aware of. This checklist will guide you in the right direction and offer protection if you're looking beyond the UK.  Read more
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IP, employees and third parties
You need to be clear who owns the IP rights - you or your employees. Use this checklist to ensure there are no costly and protracted disputes over ownership.  Read more
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What can be copyrighted
? Copyright applies to written and musical works etc. But make sure that whatever you have in mind for copyright protection is an original.   Read more
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How to protect your company name
How do we protect our company name?To ensure maximum protection for your company's name, you need to take a proactive approach - include it on all business correspondence and check the register at Companies House from time to time.  Read more
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How to protect a trade mark
There are various hoops you have to pass through to ensure your trade mark (TM) is properly protected. Use this checklist to avoid any problems.   Read more
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Database rights and protection
When you create a new database a protective right arises automatically. Keep careful records of when the database is made; protection lasts for 15 years.   Read more
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What can be trade marked
? Make sure you know what protection is available before you embark on what might be an expensive and time consuming exercise.  Read more
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What are intellectual property rights
?Intellectual property (IP) can allow you to own things you create in a similar way to owning physical property. You can control the use of your IP, and use it to gain reward. This encourages further innovation and creativity. There are five main areas to consider.  Read more
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How to protect copyright
How do we protect our copyright? This checklist will help ensure you follow all the steps necessary to protect your copyright, e.g. not disclosing your idea to a third party without them first having signed a copyright agreement.   Read more
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What a patent is and how it is protected
What is a patent and how is it protected? Patents exist to protect things you've designed or made. Using this checklist will help ensure that all your hard work doesn't end up in someone else's hands.  Read more
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