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pattern without a licence?", demanded Alice
Not intended as legal advice or even as a substitute for it, the Notice is planned as a way of helping readers understand the issues. This blogger spotted the statement that
Information on the various forms of design protection is available at https://www.gov.uk/design-right or through contacting the Intellectual Property Office,and indeed the IPO is remarkably helpful and user-friendly. However, even the best government IP services (if indeed there are any better than the IPO) can provide something that creative designers crave even more than information about design protection: they also need a shoulder to cry on and someone to make practical suggestions as to how to go about protecting their investment and their ingenuity in a cruel world in which, it often feels, everyone is against them. That's why this blogger would suggest that, when 4/2015 is next revised, a brief reference and link to Anti Copying in Design (ACID) be inserted.