Do I have any automatic protection abroad?

Depending on which rights subsist in your work, you may have some protection abroad. European Community unregistered design right extends to all 27 member states. UK unregistered design has reciprocal protection in certain countries, the most notable being New Zealand. Copyrights also have protection in other jurisdictions, as the UK is a signatory to various international conventions which provide for reciprocal protection.

However, you should always consult a lawyer for specific advice because whilst the above is set out in simple terms, a careful analysis is required to determine the scope and extent of your protection abroad.

Last update on 28.09.11 by the ACID Team.

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