Last Saturday's session on Intellectual Property Law for Creatives was riveting......not to mention full of laughs and some great crafty examples, thanks to the ever so entertaining and knowledgeable Cameron Gascoyne from Clayton Utz.
It was a morning filled with oohs and aahs, lot's of great questions and the years best morning tea treats so far.
Business Names (ARBN) - Mandatory registration for anyone trading under a name other than their own
Top Tip: You must have an ABN to register your ARBN
Trade Marks - Protects brands
Top Tip: Good brands are distinctive, not descriptive
Copyright - Protects the way artistic written and musical works are expressed
Top Tip: Copyright is lost if you produce more than 50 pieces of the one work.
Designs - Protects the visual appearance of products.
Top Tip: You can only register a design of a brand new product ( one you have yet to sell)
Patents - Protects inventions
Top Tip: You need around $1million dollars to register a patent so not something that is used regularly by crafters.
Know How- Competitive advantage through trade secrets
Top Tip: This is you most valuable asset!