Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are important in every sector, especially the creative industries. A couple of weeks ago I was asked to speak at the Creative Bedfordshire Conference held at the University of Bedfordshire. Amongst other speakers covering topics such as valuing your work, accounts, using social media and why business collaborations can be important, my talk covered (funnily enough) Intellectual Property Rights and Contracts.
The slides from all of the talks, including mine on protecting your intellectual property, can be found on LinkedIn SlideShare http://www.slideshare.net/CreativeBedfordshire/creative-bedfordshire-conference-2016-protecting-your-intellectual-property-clare-mullarkey-stanmore-ip
And for those wanting further information, or some more guidance on the topics I covered, here are some useful links:
The UK Intellectual Property Office has lots of useful information and summaries, links to a few of the key pages:
Trade marks https://www.gov.uk/how-to-register-a-trade-mark
ACID – Anti-Copying In Design: http://www.acid.uk.com/
Contract terms for freelancers: https://www.crunch.co.uk/blog/freelancer-advice/2014/11/07/protect-yourself-with-these-contract-samples/
If you would like more information, or would like to discuss a specific matter, please do get in touch.
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