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Copyright is defined by the WIPO Copyright Treaty. It protects:

1. Schematics

2. Databases

3. Programs

4. Literature

Anti-Counterfeit Designs

Protecting against and identifying counterfeits are a part of our work:

1. Design-in features to identify copies

2. Design with methods that make copying hard

3. As far as possible make in commercially unviable to copy

4. Ensure ‘guilty knowledge’ is required to copy designs

Design Rights

Design Rights are a part of the Patents Act 1988. A ‘design’ is defined as the appearance of the whole, or a part of a product resulting from a feature of the product. In particular, lines, contour, colours, shape, texture and/or materials of the product itself and/or its ornamentation.


IPR Type


Design Right




Confidential Information

Trade Marks

Technical report

Engineering design on paper

Engineering design on a screen

Physical electronic device

Physical mechanical device

Computer program

Manufacturing method

Test method

Product name

Product logo

Non-Disclosure Agreement

E2M Technology can sign an NDA if required:

1. A design is pre-patent application

2. Pre-design right registration

3. For commercially sensitive designs

4. E2M Technology can supply a bi-lateral NDA

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Intellectual Property Rights

Protecting work by E2M Technology on behalf of its clients is taken very seriously. Protection is considered at all levels, both legislatively and to make it difficult for counterfeiters to copy. The following table details the protection that is available. Please contact E2M Technology for details.