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Copyright Law

What Is Copyright?

Quite simply, copyright affords the creators of a wide range of materials, rights which enables them to control the use of their material such as music, recordings, literature, art, films and broadcasts. The point of Copyright is to encourage creativity by allowing the creator (s) to gain an...

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Intellectual Property

A small glossary for Intellectual Property

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the words you’ll come across when it comes to Intellectual Property. Some of these words are only ever used in legal documents and solicitor’s offices (some, quite frankly, sound a bit medical). Infringement The action of breaking the law or...

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Trade Marks

Trade Marks and how they work

A Trade Mark is a word, name, symbol or visual device which distinguishes your goods and services from those of someone else, such as a competitor product or service. A Trade Mark might be a word or a phrase, or an image (such as a logo), or a combination of both. Trade Marks are often...

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Patents

Patents - a simple guide

Patents protect the features and processes that make things work. This enables inventors or designers to profit from their inventions. A Patent for an invention is granted by government to the inventor, giving the inventor the right to stop others, for a limited period, from making, using or...

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