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WAG IPO Presentation from the Creative Start -Up event on the 10th of Feb 2011

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  • 1. www.cymru.gov.uk
    • Dr John Parkes
    • Wales Innovators Network
    Dr John Parkes Welsh Assembly Government Intellectual Property
  • 2. www.cymru.gov.uk Property? “ Real” Property Intellectual Property
  • 3. www.cymru.gov.uk “ Real” Property Intellectual Property Property?
  • 4.
    • A LEGAL MONOPOLY!!
    Intellectual Property www.cymru.gov.uk WHAT DOES THIS GIVE YOU?
  • 5. OWNERSHIP www.cymru.gov.uk I THOUGHT OF IT, SO IT’S MINE!
  • 6.
    • Copyright
    • Designs
    • Trade Marks
    • Patents
    Types of Intellectual Property www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 7. Copyright
    • For material : -
    • Literary and artistic material
    • Music
    • Films
    • sound recordings and broadcasts, including software and multimedia
    www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 8.
    • 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).
    Copyright www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 9. Copyright www.cymru.gov.uk Copyright comes into effect immediately, as soon as something that can be protected is created and "fixed" in some way, eg on paper, on film, via sound recording, as an electronic record on the internet, etc.
  • 10. Copyright www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 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.
    • 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.
    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. Copyright www.cymru.gov.uk Physical property Copyright Moral rights
  • 14.
    • NO FEE!
    • 70 years after death of author (art, photography, literary, music)
    • 50 years after death for broadcasts
    Fees and Duration www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 15.
    • 1. Michael Jackson - $275m
    • 2. Elvis Presley – $60m
    • 3. J.R.R. Tolkein – $50m
    • 4. Charles Shultz - $33m
    • 5. John Lennon - $17m
    • 6. Stieg Larsson - $15m
    • 7. Theodore Geisel - $11m
    • 8. Albert Einstein – $10m
    • 9. George Steinbrenner – $8m
    • 10. Richard Rogers - $7m
    Top 10 Dead Earners 2009 www.cymru.gov.uk Source Forbes.com Shakespeare – $15m
  • 16. www.cymru.gov.uk Duration of Copyright in Photographs
    • Useful information at http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/stillimages/advice/copyright-and-digital-images/
    • Image from "Copyright for Archivists ” by Tim Padfield
  • 17. Films
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/filmnetwork/filmmaking/guide/before-you-start/checklist
    • Owned producer & principal director
    www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 18.
    • for product appearance –
    • 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
    Designs www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 19.
    • Inherent rights: -
    • 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.
    Designs www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 20.
    • Registration: -
    • Rights in addition to those automatically in existence.
    Designs www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 21. Designs www.cymru.gov.uk Design Registration No 2081155
  • 22. Registered Designs www.cymru.gov.uk Design Registration No. 52675-0001
  • 23. Registered Designs www.cymru.gov.uk Design Registration No 212923
  • 24.
    • £60
    • protects the design from being copied by competitors for up to 25 years
    • Renewal fees payable every 5 years: -
    • Increases from £130 - £450
    Fees & Duration www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 25.
    • A trade mark is any sign which can distinguish the goods and services of one trader from those of another.
    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. Trade Marks www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 27. Trade Marks - Colours www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 28. Trade Marks - Sounds www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 29. Trade Marks www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 30. Trade Marks www.cymru.gov.uk 0637
  • 31.
    • £200 for first classification, £50 per additional classification
    • Renewal fees payable every 10 years - £200 for first classification, £50 per additional classification
    • Lasts forever!
    Trade Marks www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 32.
    • for inventions –
    • new and improved products and processes that are capable of industrial application.
    Patents www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 33. Patents www.cymru.gov.uk
    • Be new
    • Involve an inventive step
    • Be capable of industrial application
    • Not be "excluded"
  • 34.
    • This can be accessed on the internet as follows: -
    • http://ep.espacenet.com
    • For other information see: -
    • www.ipo.gov.uk UK IPO website (was Patent Office)
    Patents www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 35.
    • PURE INTEREST! – 65 million patent applications contain a huge amount of interesting information
    • FUN
    Why Should I? www.cymru.gov.uk Clock for keeping time at a rate other than human time
  • 36.
    • Commercial awareness – keeping up with, or ahead of, your competitors
    • Finding out areas where they are concentrating their research.
    Why Should I? www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 37.
    • From the perspective of the inventor:
    www.cymru.gov.uk What can you protect? Who will you upset? THESE ARE IMPORTANT!
  • 38. www.cymru.gov.uk GB 459582 Rowntrees ‘Aero’ ®
  • 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. www.cymru.gov.uk
  • 41. Fees & Duration www.cymru.gov.uk
    • £200 (patent office)
    • 20 years
    • Renewal fees every year from 5 th year rising from: -
    • £50 to £400 per year.
  • 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. Bringing it all Together www.cymru.gov.uk Registered Design Copyright: labels & artwork ® Registered Trade Mark ‘ TM’ unregistered Patents: several dozen!