Intellectual Property Office launches service to assist businesses understand copyright
On 30 July 2013, the Intellectual Property Minister, Lord Younger, announced a new service to be operated by the Intellectual Property Office (the IPO) to help businesses understand copyright law.
Any business, individual or organisation can ask the IPO for a Copyright Notice which will provide a basic explanation of an area of copyright law where there may be confusion. The idea is that anybody can ask the IPO for assistance which will hopefully give them the answer to be able to move forward.
For more information on the service, including how it works and how to go about requesting a Copyright Notice please see the IPO website: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/pro-types/pro-copy/c-notice.htm
The service will not provide specific legal advice so if you have a particular question on copyright or other area of Intellectual property law, please contact Emma Hayward.