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How to enforce your rights and resolve disputes - The Creatives

Rachael Taylor shares her story of infringement of her textile designs by a large retailer. Photographer David Hoffman and Justin Fielder, owner of a gift design company, Temple Island Collection, share their experiences of going to court following separate infringement disputes.

Watch our video How to enforce your rights and resolve disputes - The Creatives on our Own-it London channel on Vimeo.

Before getting to the stage of enforcing your IP rights creatives can find a practical guide to protecting and valuing their ideas here.

Resources:

How to enforce your IP rights

How to protect your company or brand name

How to protect your work online

What steps should I take to protect IP rights that I can't register?

Someone has copied my invention - what should I do?

I am a designer: what do I need to know about IP?

If you are an editorial photographer, visit the EPUK website and read Simon Croft's article on tackling infringment  - recommended by David Hoffman: http://www.epuk.org/Opinion/994/stolen-photographs-what-to-do

Credits:

Interviewees (in order of appearance):

Rachael Taylor, www.rachaeltaylordesigns.co.uk   

David Hoffman, www.hoffmanphotos.com   

Justin Fielder, Temple Island Collection, www.templeisland.com

Camera: Donald Bousted

Camera Assitant: Alex Hedley

Post Production: Best Bits Media Ltd

Produced by Silvia Baumgart

Narrated by Nick Kaplony

Thanks to HowardKennedyFsi and Rachel Taylor for the locations

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