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(p. 169) 11. Intellectual property 

(p. 169) 11. Intellectual property
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(p. 169) 11. Intellectual property
Author(s):

James Marson

and Katy Ferris

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198759126.003.0011
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This chapter reviews the law on intellectual property. The law of copyright is governed by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 that protects original materials including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works, and typographical arrangements. The Trade Marks Act 1994 protects the owner of any sign capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of another. Registration of a patent prevents others from making, using, or selling the same product without permission. The protection lasts for five-year periods (to a maximum of 20 years). The changes introduced through the Intellectual Property Act 2014 are also discussed.

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