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Trademark Frequently Asked Questions

About IP

What is the difference between trademarks, patents, copyrights and design registration?

Trademarks protect brands and product names; patents protect inventions; copyright protects original expression such as music or literature; and design law protects the appearance of products.

What is design registration?

You can register the look of a product you’ve designed to stop people copying it. Design rihhts can protect the appearance, shape, configuration of the parts, and the decoration.