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Artman Artman is offline
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Protecting a design

Is there any way, other than taking out a patent - and its associated costs - of protecting a product, or design?


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kayemdesign kayemdesign is offline
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I'm not sure of the legalities but you can outline your idea on paper or photograph your product/invention and mail it (registered post) to yourself in a sealed envelope, like I say i'm not sure if that would stand up in court, but it would help.
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Gryfon Gryfon is offline
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I thought that it didn't really matter as long as you can prove that you drew/made it first. You have copywrite from the beginning.
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Hi,

I'm sure you are aware of the differences between patents, copyright and trademarks, but if not, you may find it useful to take a look at the following websites:

www.patent.gov.uk
www.the-key.biz
http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg...cId=1073859014

Patents are worth getting right (and spending the money on protecting), as many actual, rather than credited, inventors have found to their cost.
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