Intellectual property disputes

A guide to copyright, trademarks,passing off and unregistered design rights

The cost of IP protection is notoriously high, particularly if you are seeking worldwide protection. It is a common misconception, however, that protection only arises when a registration of a particular intellectual property right is successfully achieved. This guide gives a brief introduction to some of those intellectual property rights that exist upon creation or which otherwise arise without the need for any application for registration and the accompanying fees.

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