Copyright is an intellectual property right which comes into existence automatically when a suitable work is created. It protects sound recordings, films, broadcasts and original artistic, musical, dramatic and literary works. These creative works could be, for example photographs, written works, drawings, sculptures and software code.
There is no copyright registration system in the UK. So it's important to keep records, should you ever need to prove your ownership. It is also good practice to mark the original work with the copyright symbol ©, the date and name of the copyright owner - just like we have at the bottom of our website.
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Gemma Ryan is a sole trader, trading as The Little IP Company. Gemma Ryan is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg). Further details can be found on their website here.
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