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Intellectual Property isn't relevant to me!

In actual fact it is. Are you are creative and sharing and showing your work but you aren't really sure about your intellectual property? Your creative work is your intellectual property and therefore of value and your income can also be tied into knowing about your IP. 

This course is geared towards 2D and 3D Designers and Artists. It is based in UK Law but has general principles that also are valid across different countries. 

Find out what types of IP are relevant for your type of work, written without all the jargon that is difficult to understand!

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Protect your creativity, starting today

Virtuoso Legal Review

Hallam Whitehead, Trainee Solicitor

The guidance on copyright and the various design rights provided in the Amanya course on Intellectual Property cuts through to the underlying legal principles which will be of great use to any designers seeking to improve their knowledge of intellectual property. The guide offers a concise summary of the key elements of each right and anyone who reads it will walk away with a renewed understanding of their rights and how to protect them. An informative guide for anyone who is seeking to enhance their knowledge of intellectual property.

IP4All Legal Review

Dr. Roger Lowe, Intellectual Property Lawyer

Regardless of the size of your business, the nature of the goods it supplies or the services it provides, your business will create and as a consequence, it will own some forms of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). The three key forms of IPRs for any commercial Artist or Designer to be aware of are rights in trade marks, rights in designs, and copyright. Unfortunately, all of these IPRs are far from easy to understand, nor are they easy to apply to real-life, the complexity is exacerbated by the overlap created by these IPRs in certain situations. However, help is at hand, and this Beginners Guide to Intellectual Property for Artists and Designers is a great place to start in order to begin and cement your awareness of the issues, and to build a foundation of your understanding. The various examples taken from the archives of case law will also assist in your understanding of how the various IPRs are applied by the Courts.

What you will learn

So few people know about the subject of IP until it is too late. This course is designed to help you understand this complicated subject in language you can understand.

  • Just how important the subject of IP is in your creative journey.

  • Understand the different types of IP and which ones are relevant for your creativity.

  • Learn practical insights in how to respect the rights of others and learn about yours.

What is covered in the course

Take a look at the range of topics that are covered in the course, as well as a whole lot more. This is a short version of the professional course, where the types of intellectual property are explained. Head over to the professional version if you'd like to know how to implement this into your creative profession. 

  • Inspiration v. Copying

    What you need to know about this and why.

  • Types of Intellectual Property

    Find out what the different types are and what is most suitable for you.

  • Timing is everything

    Knowing what you need to do when is vital.

Learn about respecting other's work as you create

  • In your language

    Written as a designer to other creatives.

  • Examples of IP Infringement

    Find out how copying has taken place in real life.

  • Learn

    Real life examples that can help you.

Written in everyday language you can understand

  • Is it confidential?

    What sorts of things need to be kept in confidence.

  • Changes with Brexit

    How the laws have been affected by Brexit.

  • Social Media

    Are others using your work without asking?

Legally Approved Course

The content of this course has been checked by legal professionals to make sure the content is all correct. But it is written in language you and I can understand, with real life examples that affect our everyday. Learn about this crucial subject to find out just how much it affects you now and get savvy so you can avoid getting taken for a ride in your creative journey. You can download an interactive certificate as part of your continuing personal development.

Hear from the Students

Full length interviews are available on the testimonies page.

Derrick's Testimony

Derrick shares his thoughts about learning about his IP and the need to respect the rights of others too.

Emily shares about Anna's IP Journey

Emily, an Award Winning Business Adviser talks about Anna's IP journey in protecting her own work.

Derrick's Testimony

Interior Designer

To young and emerging designers, it is really crucial to understand intellectual property and the issues that surround it. Quite unfortunately, it is often brushed over and given little to no attention at all. I found the Amanya course on intellectual property protection very insightful and helpful. It has given me a very well needed introduction to the world of IP and equipped me with a lot of crucial knowledge around what I need to be aware of and do in relation to my creations. The course offers guidance on what we need to do to safeguard our work and provides insightful advice on our conduct when using other peoples work. It shines a light into the legal side of design and helps designers be more aware of how they can help prevent their hard work from being disrespected, misused or even stolen. This course is most definitely a powerful introduction to intellectual property and would certainly recommend it to all designers, young and seasoned.

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Course curriculum

    1. 12. Understanding IP

    2. 13. Different types of IP

    3. 14. The heavy stuff

    4. 15. Copyright

    5. 16. Quiz about Copyright

    6. 17. Pause... Don't just assume - ask!

    7. 18. Unregistered Design Rights

    8. 19. Others wanting to use your design

    9. 20. Registered Design Rights

    10. 21. Quiz about Unregistered and Registered Designs

    11. 22. Community Design

    12. 23. Unregistered Community Design

    13. 24. Registered Community Design

    14. 25. Quiz about Community Designs

    15. 26. Pause - I had no idea!

    16. 27. Supplementary Unregistered Design

    17. 28. Quiz about Supplementary Unregistered Design

    18. 29. Pause... Cupcakes

    19. 30. Trademarks

    20. 31. Pause... Favourite Trademarks

    21. 32. Quiz about Trademarks

    22. 33. Patents

    23. 34. Quiz about Patents

    24. 35. Trade Secrets

    25. 36. Be Aware

    26. 37. Pause... thinking of examples of Patents and Trade Secrets

    27. 38. Quiz about Trade Secrets

    28. 39. Moral Rights

    29. 40. Pause... thinking of examples of Moral Rights

    30. 41. Quiz about Moral Rights

    31. 42. Passing Off

    32. 43. Examples of IP Infringement

    33. 44. Pause... Fake!

    1. 45. Congrats! Here's what's next...

    2. 46. Nearly done!

    3. 47. Before you go...

    4. 48. Downloadable Interactive Certificate

About this course

  • £199.00
  • 48 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

Meet your Instructor

Designer and Course Creator Anna Brewin

I trained as a Textile Designer but have expanded since I graduated into Surface Pattern and Graphic Design. In my design journey I have protected my work through various types of Intellectual Property protection and this has led me to share my lessons and experiences with others. I have then expanded my knowledge in IP beyond the design field to the wider scope of it's impact.