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What does Intellectual Property encompass? (Broadly speaking)

Area of law associated with creative effort, good will or commercial reputation.

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Copyright

Property right which subsists within a multitude such as the music and film industry.

Copyright does not protect ideas, only the expression of one.

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Main legislation for Copyrights?

Copyrights, Designs and Patents Act 1988

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How Long does a Copyright last?

70 years after the authors death.

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Patents

Ensures the person who obtained the patent has a temporary monopoly over their invention.

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How long does a patent last?

20 Years.

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Main legislation for Patents

Patent Act 1977

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Where are applications for Patents made?

HM Patents office.

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Trade Marks

Protects owners from unfair competition, forgery and also protects the goodwill of the company.

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Main Legislation of Trade Marks

Trade Marks Act 1938
Trade Marks Act 1994