Know the key provisions relating to intellectual property rights

The following topic forms part of the Specialist Unit Business Law.

Protection of inventions: registration of patents, designs, trademarks and copyright, role of the Patent Office (UK), European Union Patent Office

Patents: patent legislation, patent rights, inventions, patents and employees

Copyright: copyright legislation, ownership of copyright, duration of copyright, using copyright materials

Trademarks and business names: defining trademarks, applying to register a trademark, registering business names

Infringement of intellectual property rights: unauthorised use of intellectual property, patent hearings, copyright tribunal, passing off

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