Our services include identifying what qualifies for copyright protection, who owns the copyright in your business, for example, the creator or the commissioner, how to record the created works in territories where there is no official system of registration, what to do if someone copies you, how to licence or transfer a copyright, how to retain the moral rights in certain works.
Registered designs protect the shape or appearance of a product, not the way it works. The value of a registered design is frequently overlooked when businesses review their Intellectual Property. There are rules relating to the novelty of designs which can guide you through and ensure that you do not destroy the novelty by disclosing the design to the public in an untimely way. We can assist in identifying what qualifies for registration and obtaining Registered Designs in the UK, the EU and internationally. We also advise on the enforcement of registered and unregistered design rights.