Free advice on protecting creative ideas for graduating artists and designers

Artists and designers exhibiting in the Nottingham Trent University Art and Design Degree Show 2016 can find out how to protect their work with free advice from Nottingham Law School students.

Artists and designers exhibiting in the Nottingham Trent University Art and Design Degree Show 2016 can find out how to protect their work with free advice from Nottingham Law School students.

Throughout the Degree Show, law students from the Legal Advice Centre, supervised by Centre staff, will be offering IP health checks and giving advice on topics such as how to protect rights when building a portfolio of work and exhibiting creations in public.

A knowledge of how to protect their ideas from an early stage will stand the students in good stead when they leave NTU.

Nick Johnson, Legal Advice Centre director

The health checks have been running for two years with funding from the Intellectual Property Office. They are part of the wider Nottingham Creative Intellectual Property Project run through Nottingham Law School’s award-winning Legal Advice Centre.

Exhibiting students will also be able to take away an Intellectual Property Notebook, written by Nottingham Law School staff and full of advice on protecting creative ideas.

Nick Johnson, Legal Advice Centre director, said: "The law is the last thing on the mind of the 1,300 graduating artists and designers who are showing their work this year. However, receiving advice from fellow students can make it easier to understand, and a knowledge of how to protect their ideas from an early stage will stand them in good stead when they leave NTU, particularly if setting up their own businesses."

Nottingham Law School students will be at the stand on Newton level 0 between 2pm and 4pm, Monday to Friday, during the Degree Show.

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Free advice on protecting creative ideas for graduating artists and designers

Published on 8 June 2016
  • Category: The Hive; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; School of Art & Design; Nottingham Law School

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