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Copyright

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

Copyright is one of the most common forms of protecting IP and operates to protect an expression of ideas, commonly known as ‘works’.

If you are the author or creator of a work and can prove that copyright exists, you have a right to prevent third parties from using your work without your consent.

Infringement is defined by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) as “a legal term for an act that means breaking the law”. This occurs when a third party uses copyrighted works without the consent of the owner. To find out what would count as infringement, click here

Remedies for infringement of copyright can include an injunction, damages or an account for profits.

In the UK, copyright cannot be registered and so if you wish to pursue a third party for copyright infringement, there are difficult tests to establish before you can do so.

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