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Quiz: Which of the following types of IP are protected automatically in the UK?

You need to apply to protect some types of intellectual property, but other types are a protected automatically. 

Which of the following types of IP are protected automatically in the UK? Select all that apply. 

Hard luck– the types of IP that are automatically protected are copyright and design rights. You need to apply to protect the others, and once this is granted it’s easier to take legal action against infringements.

You’re right – copyright and design rights are automatically protected. You need to apply to protect the others, and once this is granted it’s easier to take legal action against infringements.

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