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Copyrights
Legal protection against copying the
work of authors, composers or artists.
The owner of the copyright (the person
who bought the copyright for the
company) decides who can copy the
work and they charge a royalty or
licensing fee.
You cannot copyright numbers/ letters
(for example the company three's name
cannot be copyrighted). However one
number has been copyrighted ­ 007!…read more

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Copyrights
Things that can be copyrighted are:
Books
Leaflets
Computer programmes
Music
Compositions
Films
Television programmes…read more

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Copyrights
Examples of copyrighted companies:
McDonalds
Tesco
Asda
KFC
Coca-cola
Topshop
New Look
Walkers…read more

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Patents
Cover an idea or an
invention
Means that nobody else
can copy the idea/invention
and take it for themselves
without permission
Gives the patent holder a monopoly on the
market for up to 20 years after it has been
on the market
Gives time to make the idea into a product
Covered under the Copyright, designs and
patent act 1988…read more

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Patents
Pro's Con's
The owner has a monopoly Costs a large amount of
and therefore can sell the money to take out a patent
product with no competition for your idea/invention
for 20 years
The invention becomes the Also takes a large amount of
sole property of the inventor ­ time to apply for and protect a
nobody else patent
May allow a small business to Because you are stopping
become attractive to much other firms, high legal costs
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