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Preparing for your degree or trade show II – products, fashion and accessories

Published 12.05.16 at 08:45

Before you show your new designs to the world there are certain safeguards you should have in place to prevent others from simply taking your designs and making money without your permission.

Margaret Briffa, a distinguished IP lawyer, who recently represented the company behind the Trunki children's ride-on suitcase and took the case up to the Supreme Court, will explain the various mechanism, both practical and legal, a designer has at his/her disposal to protect new designs or prototypes against copying. She will also explain advantages and disadvantages of the various methods available and what you should consider before disclosing your designs to the public.

Please note that this podcast discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only and is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

Photograph: Wicker Paradise (some rights reserved)

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