Trade Mark Cost UKCTM Application Fee£200900 € Extra Class£50150€ Grant Fee(850€) Extra Class150€
Design 25 Years protection No copying required Worldwide UK and Community 12 Month
Design UK and Community Registered Design "design" means the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product or its ornamentation.
Design Cost Application fee Publication Fee Deferment Fee Community 1 230 €120 €40 € Community 2-11 115 €60 €20 € Community 12+ 50 €30 €10 € UK 1 £600£20 UK 2+ £400£20
Unregistered Design Automatic UK and Community 3 to 10 year protection
UK "design" means the design of any aspect of the shape or configuration (whether internal or external) of the whole or part of an article. 15 years from the date of creation or 10 years from the end of the year in which the design was first put onto the, market within the EEA
Community Council Regulation (EC) No. 6/2002 new and has individual character three years from the date on which the design was first made available to the public within the Community.
Patent Novel Inventive Step Capable of Industrial Application Not Excluded
Patent Priority Date Field of Invention Inventor Proprietor
Copyright Original Literary Artistic – Literary includes software programs sound recordings, films or broadcasts the typographical arrangement of published editions
Database Rights database" means a collection of independent works, data or other materials which - (a) are arranged in a systematic or methodical way, and (b) are individually accessible by electronic or other means
Copyright v Database Copyright Life of Author plus 70 Typographical Arrangement 25 years Database 15 years
Copyright Authorship Ownership – Author first owner – Employee in course of employment Joint ownership
Confidential Information Secret Substantial Be received in confidence
Confidential Information Trade Secrets: formulae, recipes, production methods, test results, information obtained by research Business Secrets: budgets, customer lists, marketing plans Personal Information: diaries, photographs, Professional Information: information supplied to a solicitor, accountant or other professional advisor in the course of his or her professional duties