WAG IPO Presentation

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WAG IPO Presentation

  1. 1. www.cymru.gov.uk <ul><li>Dr John Parkes </li></ul><ul><li>Wales Innovators Network </li></ul>Dr John Parkes Welsh Assembly Government Intellectual Property
  2. 2. www.cymru.gov.uk Property? “ Real” Property Intellectual Property
  3. 3. www.cymru.gov.uk “ Real” Property Intellectual Property Property?
  4. 4. <ul><li>A LEGAL MONOPOLY!! </li></ul>Intellectual Property www.cymru.gov.uk WHAT DOES THIS GIVE YOU?
  5. 5. OWNERSHIP www.cymru.gov.uk I THOUGHT OF IT, SO IT’S MINE!
  6. 6. <ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Designs </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Marks </li></ul><ul><li>Patents </li></ul>Types of Intellectual Property www.cymru.gov.uk
  7. 7. Copyright <ul><li>For material : - </li></ul><ul><li>Literary and artistic material </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Films </li></ul><ul><li>sound recordings and broadcasts, including software and multimedia </li></ul>www.cymru.gov.uk
  8. 8. <ul><li>It is an unregistered right (unlike patents, registered designs or trade marks). So, there is no official action to take , (no application to make, forms to fill in or fees to pay). </li></ul>Copyright www.cymru.gov.uk
  9. 9. Copyright www.cymru.gov.uk Copyright comes into effect immediately, as soon as something that can be protected is created and &quot;fixed&quot; in some way, eg on paper, on film, via sound recording, as an electronic record on the internet, etc.
  10. 10. Copyright www.cymru.gov.uk
  11. 11. Copyright www.cymru.gov.uk It is a good idea for you to mark your copyright work with the copyright symbol © followed by your name and the date, to warn others against copying it, but it is not legally necessary in the UK.
  12. 12. <ul><li>For example, a copy could be deposited with a bank or solicitor. Alternatively, a creator could send himself or herself a copy by special delivery post (which gives a clear date stamp on the envelope), leaving the envelope unopened on its return. </li></ul>Copyright www.cymru.gov.uk Steps can be taken by the creator of a work to provide evidence that he or she had the work at a particular time.
  13. 13. Copyright www.cymru.gov.uk Physical property Copyright Moral rights
  14. 14. <ul><li>NO FEE! </li></ul><ul><li>70 years after death of author (art, photography, literary, music) </li></ul><ul><li>50 years after death for broadcasts </li></ul>Fees and Duration www.cymru.gov.uk
  15. 15. <ul><li>1. Michael Jackson - $275m </li></ul><ul><li>2. Elvis Presley – $60m </li></ul><ul><li>3. J.R.R. Tolkein – $50m </li></ul><ul><li>4. Charles Shultz - $33m </li></ul><ul><li>5. John Lennon - $17m </li></ul><ul><li>6. Stieg Larsson - $15m </li></ul><ul><li>7. Theodore Geisel - $11m </li></ul><ul><li>8. Albert Einstein – $10m </li></ul><ul><li>9. George Steinbrenner – $8m </li></ul><ul><li>10. Richard Rogers - $7m </li></ul>Top 10 Dead Earners 2009 www.cymru.gov.uk Source Forbes.com Shakespeare – $15m
  16. 16. www.cymru.gov.uk Duration of Copyright in Photographs <ul><li>Useful information at http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/stillimages/advice/copyright-and-digital-images/ </li></ul><ul><li>Image from &quot;Copyright for Archivists ” by Tim Padfield </li></ul>
  17. 17. Films <ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/filmmaking/guide/before-you-start/checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Owned producer & principal director </li></ul>www.cymru.gov.uk
  18. 18. <ul><li>for product appearance – </li></ul><ul><li>of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product itself or its ornamentation </li></ul>Designs www.cymru.gov.uk
  19. 19. <ul><li>Inherent rights: - </li></ul><ul><li>A right to prevent copying, and lasts until 10 years after first marketing products made to the design, subject to an overall limit of 15 years from creation of the design. </li></ul>Designs www.cymru.gov.uk
  20. 20. <ul><li>Registration: - </li></ul><ul><li>Rights in addition to those automatically in existence. </li></ul>Designs www.cymru.gov.uk
  21. 21. Designs www.cymru.gov.uk Design Registration No 2081155
  22. 22. Registered Designs www.cymru.gov.uk Design Registration No. 52675-0001
  23. 23. Registered Designs www.cymru.gov.uk Design Registration No 212923
  24. 24. <ul><li>£60 </li></ul><ul><li>protects the design from being copied by competitors for up to 25 years </li></ul><ul><li>Renewal fees payable every 5 years: - </li></ul><ul><li>Increases from £130 - £450 </li></ul>Fees & Duration www.cymru.gov.uk
  25. 25. <ul><li>A trade mark is any sign which can distinguish the goods and services of one trader from those of another. </li></ul>Trade Marks www.cymru.gov.uk A sign includes words, logos, colours, slogans, three-dimensional shapes and sometimes sounds and gestures. To be registrable in the UK it must also be capable of being represented graphically, that is, in words and/or pictures.
  26. 26. Trade Marks www.cymru.gov.uk
  27. 27. Trade Marks - Colours www.cymru.gov.uk
  28. 28. Trade Marks - Sounds www.cymru.gov.uk
  29. 29. Trade Marks www.cymru.gov.uk
  30. 30. Trade Marks www.cymru.gov.uk 0637
  31. 31. <ul><li>£200 for first classification, £50 per additional classification </li></ul><ul><li>Renewal fees payable every 10 years - £200 for first classification, £50 per additional classification </li></ul><ul><li>Lasts forever! </li></ul>Trade Marks www.cymru.gov.uk
  32. 32. <ul><li>for inventions – </li></ul><ul><li>new and improved products and processes that are capable of industrial application. </li></ul>Patents www.cymru.gov.uk
  33. 33. Patents www.cymru.gov.uk <ul><li>Be new </li></ul><ul><li>Involve an inventive step </li></ul><ul><li>Be capable of industrial application </li></ul><ul><li>Not be &quot;excluded&quot; </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>This can be accessed on the internet as follows: - </li></ul><ul><li>http://ep.espacenet.com </li></ul><ul><li>For other information see: - </li></ul><ul><li>www.ipo.gov.uk UK IPO website (was Patent Office) </li></ul>Patents www.cymru.gov.uk
  35. 35. <ul><li>PURE INTEREST! – 65 million patent applications contain a huge amount of interesting information </li></ul><ul><li>FUN </li></ul>Why Should I? www.cymru.gov.uk Clock for keeping time at a rate other than human time
  36. 36. <ul><li>Commercial awareness – keeping up with, or ahead of, your competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Finding out areas where they are concentrating their research. </li></ul>Why Should I? www.cymru.gov.uk
  37. 37. <ul><li>From the perspective of the inventor: </li></ul>www.cymru.gov.uk What can you protect? Who will you upset? THESE ARE IMPORTANT!
  38. 38. www.cymru.gov.uk GB 459582 Rowntrees ‘Aero’ ®
  39. 39. www.cymru.gov.uk Paul Graham USHER Patent No GB 2117179 A Priority date: 18 March 1982 The BEANO No. 2015 page 1 28 February 1981
  40. 40. www.cymru.gov.uk
  41. 41. Fees & Duration www.cymru.gov.uk <ul><li>£200 (patent office) </li></ul><ul><li>20 years </li></ul><ul><li>Renewal fees every year from 5 th year rising from: - </li></ul><ul><li>£50 to £400 per year. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Simple Guide www.cymru.gov.uk 6 12 18 21 54 File and request search Search Report International deadline Confidentiality Agreement ‘ A’ Pub ‘ B’ Pub Grant 3 Play the “WITHDRAWAL CARD”!! Months £100K - £200K? Clock starts ticking!
  43. 43. Bringing it all Together www.cymru.gov.uk Registered Design Copyright: labels & artwork ® Registered Trade Mark ‘ TM’ unregistered Patents: several dozen!

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