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IP rights? [message #48789] Wed, 23 May 2012 05:27 UTC Go to next message
avatar pdb  is currently offline pdb
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At what point does your model become your intellectual property?

how can you prove this? (date on model file, first upload) or do you need to register it with some sort of governing body?

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Piers


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Re: IP rights? [message #48790 is a reply to message #48789 ] Wed, 23 May 2012 06:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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pdb wrote on Wed, 23 May 2012 05:27

At what point does your model become your intellectual property?



I don't quite understand your question. Are you talking about a file uploaded to Shapeways, or just in general?

If you have an original idea, then it's your IP, but you need appropriate documentation (dated) to be able to prove that fact.

If you and another person arrive at the same idea independently, then the 'ownership' of the IP would have to be resolved based upon who documented it first.

Also.. file dates can be forged. You'll need a documentation method that can stand up in court.


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Re: IP rights? [message #48791 is a reply to message #48789 ] Wed, 23 May 2012 06:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Generally, for unprotected IP rights, the date is the date of first publication. For protected rights, you'll need to file the design through whichever governing body deals with IP in your country.

Re: IP rights? [message #48801 is a reply to message #48789 ] Wed, 23 May 2012 10:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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thanks guys

found my governing body here:

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/d-needreg.htm

i tried to call them but they are 'unable to take my call for unforeseen circumstances'

not quite sure what that means.

if i find out anything interesting ill post again

cheers


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Re: IP rights? [message #48813 is a reply to message #48801 ] Wed, 23 May 2012 17:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The first thing you have to ask yourself is 'How much am I willing to spend in defending my IP'? If the answer is less than a few thousand $ then forget about IP and just rely on your superior design skills to keep ahead of the market.


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Re: IP rights? [message #48830 is a reply to message #48789 ] Wed, 23 May 2012 23:37 UTC Go to previous message
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good point

though i think its a good idea to understand how registration and basic IP works.


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