Copyright automatically protects certain work – for free!

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Copyright is a property right that exists in original copyright works.  This property right is a type of intellectual property.

Copyright work includes:

  • literary works e.g. emails, novels, lyrics, tables and compilations, computer programmes;
  • dramatic works e.g. scripts;
  • musical works e.g. sheet music;
  • artistic works e.g. photos, diagrams, drawings, sculptures, maps, paintings;
  • sound recordings (as separate from the music works);
  • films (as separate from the musical works and script);
  • communication works e.g. broadcasts on tv, radio or internet; and
  • typographical arrangements of published editions e.g. the layout of several ...
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Patent protection for inventions

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Patent protection is a type of intellectual property.

The aim of the patent regime is to provide protection by a system of registration that grants a limited-term monopoly for inventions; to provide the owner with an exclusive right to commercially exploit the invention for a period of up to 20 years, and provide protection against copying and independent creation.  The underlying rationale is that providing such protection encourages innovation and economic growth, in exchange for full disclosure of the invention and ...

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Protect your brand by registering your trademark

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Your brand is your reputation. It is the way you and other people view you and your business. One aspect of your brand is your trademark. Having a memorable and well managed trade mark is a powerful way to distinguish your business products and services from your competitors. The idea is to create a distinctive mark that people trust and put it on all your advertising, products, website, letterhead, business cards etc and have people associate your brand with a ...

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