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  • Unregistered Design Factsheet

    Provided a design satisfies the specified critera for protection, Unregistered Design Rights protect the 3D designs (in the UK) of the shape or configuration of products. The scope of protection…

    Published 20.02.13 at 12:09
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  • How to build a brand in textile design

    Rachael Taylor is making a name for herself with her quirky style of textile and surface design patterns. She not only loves what she does but also seeks many opportunities to raise her profile…

    Published 18.02.13 at 17:15
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  • Innovation in building design and construction

    Bruce Bell, a former fine art student and now the founder and director of FACIT Homes, explains how he applied the process of designing and manufacturing a product to building houses while…

    Published 18.02.13 at 17:01
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  • The life and business of an independent street photographer

    David Hoffman's life as a photographer is dedicated to recording citizens' protest against executive and economic power. Here he talks about being independent from commissions, clashes with the…

    Published 18.02.13 at 16:19
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  • Legal Issues Relating to Fonts

    It has been long established in English law that copyright extends to typeface and yet copyright in relation to fonts is often overlooked by those who use them. This can prove to be a serious oversight…

    Published 04.02.13 at 16:07
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  • Building a Fashion Brand: the Essentials

    An effective brand can have the power to convey a message that is otherwise hard to articulate. It is a particularly potent marketing tool and, done well, can conjure up imagery so that when people…

    Published 30.01.13 at 15:01
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  • Fashion Contracts

    A contract is a legally enforceable agreement giving rise to rights and duties for the parties that agree to the terms. This podcast runs through the essentials of all you need to know when drafting…

    Published 30.01.13 at 14:40
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  • Copyright does not protect ideas or concepts

    From an Intellectual Property legal perspective, an idea does not come into existence until it exists in a tangible form. The reasoning behind this is to foster competition, and therefore…

    Published 28.01.13 at 12:18
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  • Contracts in China: Know Before You Go

    Tailoring contracts to suit your intellectual property rights is an important way to ensure that your company's specific intellectual property assets are adequately protected. Since trade…

    Published 12.12.12 at 11:42
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  • Choosing Your Company's Name and Protecting Your Reputation

    Choosing a name for your business is an exciting but also very demanding task. Whether you use your own name or try to find another you will give it a lot of consideration as you will recognise…

    Published 12.11.12 at 17:14
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