We like to keep you informed about the legal structure and remedies for intellectual property, so we were pleased to discover IP watchdog recently published a very helpful article comparing some interesting differences between IP enforcement in the USA and UK.

For example, did you know?

  • In order to enforce rights in copyright in the USA, they must be registered
  • Copyright rights in the UK last 70 years after the death of the original creator
  • UK unregistered design rights (UK UDR) protect 3-dimensional designs and are automatically afforded to a creator

More information is available here: http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/03/07/intellectual-property-rights-uk-law/id=79057/

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You can also look at our guide to find out more about some IP terminology.