20. What is the difference between copyright and other rights such as trademark or patent?
Copyright is one type of intellectual property right. The other statutory IP rights include Trade Mark, Patents and Designs, each for different purposes.
Copyright is an automatic right which protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works.
A Patent is a registered right that gives the owner exclusive right to features and processes of inventions.
A Trade Mark protects logos and signs that are used in relation to a particular type of product or service.
A Design right protects the visual appearance of an object or part of an object.
Trade Marks and Design rights can be registered or unregistered.
For more information and other types of protection see: www.ipo.gov.uk, www.wipo.int
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