Copyright and unregistered design right protection

Introduction to copyright and unregistered design right protection

Copyright protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works from being copied by unauthorised third parties. In the UK, works are automatically protected once they have been recorded.

UK Unregistered Design Right protects three-dimensional designs in terms of shape, appearance and configuration. An original design is protected automatically once it has been recorded. Unregistered Design Right does not provide as much protection as Registered Design Rights.

European Community Unregistered Design Right protection is similar to the European Community Registered Design Right. The design must be new, have individual character, must be visible to the eye during normal use of the design. European Community Design Right is available regardless of nationality or residence.

UK Unregistered Design Right protects three-dimensional designs in terms of shape, appearance and configuration. An original design is protected automatically once it has been recorded. Unregistered Design Right does not provide as much protection as Registered Design Rights.

European Community Unregistered Design Right protection is similar to the European Community Registered Design Right. The design must be new, have individual character, must be visible to the eye during normal use of the design. European Community Design Right is available regardless of nationality or residence.

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