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Copyright v Registered Designs

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One strand of copyright is called a Registered Design. Whilst this is considered a separate right to copyright it is essentially simply a stronger version

various criterion must be proven in order to register a design. For example, the design must be new and have individual character. It should give a different overall impression than anything else on the market

It has to be said that the examination procedure is not at all stringent and therefore a registered design is offen easy to acquire. However you must be aware that rights which are easy to acquire are often easy to lose and many registered designs are declared invalid upon enforcement

The cost of a registered design is approximately 300.00 and offers up to 25 years protection

Jody Tsigarides is a trainee solicitor who specialises in intellectual property law and in particular, trade mark law. technology law and intellectual property law.


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Lawdit Solicitors offer services and advice for litigation, commercial contracts, Intellectual Property and IT legal agreements. We are experts in commercial law with a heavy emphasis on Intellectual Property, Internet and e-commerce law. Lawdit is a member of the International Trademark Association, the Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates and we are the appointed Solicitors to the largest webdesign association in the world, the United Kingdom Website Designers Association.



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