This is how the Law Society describes Intellectual Property Law:
"Intellectual property law provides a framework to protect the legal rights of writers, artists, inventors, traders and others. This protection may be by copyright over artistic works, by a registered patent in an invention or by a registered trademark for a sign such as a logo."
According to the Intellectual Property Office website, there are four different types of IP:
- Patents - the way a product works
- Designs - the look of a product or logo
- Trademarks - signs or logos that distinguish a product
- Copyright - applies to any recorded work
Holders of an Oxford Single Sign On can consult Halsbury's Laws of England on LexisLibrary (use link below) for an intense overview with links to key legislation and case law.