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How to get intellectual property rights.
If you have protection set up for your intellectual property, it will make it easier to take action if anyone tries to steal or misuse it. The kind of protection you can apply for depends on the type of material that you need to protect. Therefore each of these has different amounts of time for application:
- Design right
Protection you have to apply for:
- Trademark – 4 month application
- Patent – These can take up to or over 5 years
- Registered design – 1 month application