Copyright infringement can be defined in numerous ways, some of which include piracy, theft and freebooting.
Legally, the term is used when an individual uses any works protected by copyright law, without permission, which then leads to the infringement of any exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder. (more…)
As much as 80% of business value is now made up of intangible assets such as Intellectual Property. In fact, we are in the epicentre of an IP revolution – with more start ups emerging, creating and innovating in ways only once dreamed of.
Best practice dictates that businesses need to protect their innovation – typically done by applying for patents, trademarks or designs. However, the battle to protect their most valuable asset unfortunately does not stop there. (more…)
As a small business owner, you’ve probably heard of the phrase “Intellectual Property”, or IP as it’s commonly referred to. But studies show that despite knowing what Intellectual Property is, many small businesses assume that protecting their Intellectual Property is only something that larger, well-known businesses need to worry about.
The fact is that IP protection is something that many start-ups and small businesses can benefit from considering early on, because without the right protection businesses could lose some of their most valuable assets.
To help you get to grips with the subject, this guide looks at some of the key intellectual property rights small business owners need to know about.
Copyright law is one of the key areas of intellectual property protection. In the UK, protection applies automatically once the work is created, so there is nothing further that needs to be done by an owner in order to obtain all the benefits of protection.
In this article we step through the different types of work that are protected by copyright, and explain the extent of the monopoly granted.
A new legal procedure has been introduced to help small firms to protect their intellectual property rights without the need for legal representation or a formal hearing.
More and more business owners now have their own websites. With the amount of content now available online, how do you copyright the articles and words you publish on your business site?