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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 and how you can be proactive to make the most of what you create, 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 whilst simultaneously providing a practical insight 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. It also highlights the common pitfalls individuals face, whilst encouraging creators to respect the rights of others. An informative and practical 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 and implement your knowledge into protecting your creativity.

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

  • How knowing about IP can affect your income and could impact your livelihood

  • Being IP smart will help you protect your own creations and be proactive in your IP journey

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. 

  • 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.

  • Ownership

    Knowing who owns it when.

  • Examples of IP Infringement

    Find out how copying has taken place in real life.

  • Learn

    Real life examples that can help you.

Learn about respecting other's work as you create

  • Is it confidential?

    What sorts of things need to be kept in confidence.

  • Changes with Brexit

    How the laws have been affected by Brexit.

  • Sharing your work

    Things to be aware of when sharing your work.

  • Business Types and IP

    Understanding how this affects your creativity and ownership.

  • Using your IP to make money

    Different ways your IP can be lucrative.

  • Going to the right places

    Knowing who to go to and where.

Written in everyday language you can understand

  • Get IP Smart

    So you don't get taken for a ride.

  • How to take proactive action

    Different things you can do to protect your creative work.

  • Is that a copy?

    What action you can take and what to avoid.

Legally Approved Course

The content of this course has been checked by legal professionals to check 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 will be provided with a certificate upon completion of the course as part of your continuing personal development.

Hear from the Students

Full length interviews are available on the testimonies page.

Charlotte says the course is amazing

Charlotte shares how she wishes she'd done this course years ago - it would have saved her so much time and money! 

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

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

Charlotte's Testimony

Textile and Interior Designer

The Beginners Guide to Intellectual Property for Artists and Designer is such a time and money saving resource! I will return to it again and again. I recommend it as a valuable investment that will save you so much hassle and money. As a designer of unique acoustic finishes for interior spaces, this course has been super helpful to obtain a comprehensive overview regarding Intellectual Property - an essential for each creative designer. The thing I found most helpful was the demystification of a very complex subject. I now know where to go and what to do with regard to current design work, and even more importantly how to plan future design ideas. Thank you Anna for this insightful resource for the creative community. I recommend it wholeheartedly and encourage each to check it out for yourself.

Daniel's Testimony

Videographer and Photographer

I've had an amazing experience with this course. IP is really a tricky subject yet a really important one for us creative people and this course is a very beautifully crafted learning tool. Although the content is a bit complex, it has been presented in a light yet thoroughly engaging manner. I particularly enjoyed the structure and the visual aids, not relying so much on text.

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. What's right for you?

    2. 46. Self Employed

    3. 47. Limited Companies

    4. 48. Partnerships

    5. 49. Limited Liability Partnerships

    6. 50. Other types of businesses

    7. 51. Business Value

    8. 52. Quiz about business types with IP

    1. 53. Employment, Freelancing and Commissioned work - Who owns it?

    2. 54. Commissioned Work

    3. 55. Collaborating with Agents

    4. 56. Licensing and Royalties

    5. 57. Brand Licensing

    6. 58. Pause... my favourite jeans

    7. 59. Selling your work outright

    8. 60. Sharing your work freely

    9. 61. Quiz about Collaborating, Selling, Licensing and Sharing your IP

    10. 62. What about taking photos and videos?

    11. 63. Public and Private

    12. 64. Getting Consent

    13. 65. Model Release Form Example

    14. 66. Working with Children

    15. 67. Photography & Filming Policy Statements

    16. 68. Photography and Filming Policy Statement example

    17. 69. Being careful and honouring requests

    18. 70. Privacy Notices

    19. 71. Privacy Template

    20. 72. Getting documentation to use

    21. 73. Make everything clear at the start

    22. 74. What about Social Media?

    23. 75. Sharing your work

    24. 76. Sharing other people's work

    25. 77. The hidden side of T&Cs

    26. 78. Proper Acknowledgments

    27. 79. Brand Searches

    28. 80. Tools to help you locating work

    29. 81. The rights...

    30. 82. Being famous

    31. 83. Piece of Cake

    1. 84. Trade Bodies

    2. 85. For Illustrators

    3. 86. For British Trades

    4. 87. For Gifts and Homeware

    5. 88. For Jewellers

    6. 89. For Designers and Artists

    7. 90. For Interior Designers

    8. 91. For Licensing

    9. 92. Artists and Designers

About this course

  • £399.00
  • 123 lessons
  • 2 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.