Creative Mind Podcast Episode 28: What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.

IP is protected in law by, for example, patentscopyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish.

As designers it is our fundamental responsibility to create innovative solutions to problems and opportunities. The output is often powerful, provocative and, in some cases, valuable. Lloyd Dakin discusses with industrial design students issues concerning patents, utility patents and copyright laws, covering everything from fashion, products, sculpture, and more.


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