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Intellectual Property Office (IPO) - Online Training Tools
IPO Online Training Tools
Understand how IP works and what can be protected using patents, copyright, trade marks and designs.
Understand how to manage and use IP
Consider IP within business planning
Best leverage IP to protect investments and products
The tools are designed for businesses, business advisors, students and lecturers, although they will helpful for anyone learning how to manage or use IP.
They are free to use. Registration required.
IP for Research
Explore the library of materials available and find the guidance most relevant to you.
An interactive, CPD accredited e-learning tool helping students understand intellectual property rights.
IP Tutor Plus
The following resources have been designed to support lecturers and those engaging with students.
A set of model agreements and a guide for university to business research collaboration.
Intellectual Asset Management Guide for Universities
Guidance that helps university management set IP strategies that maximise the impact of the intellectual assets developed at their institution.
Keeping Your Thesis Legal - Copyright Information for Post Graduates
Keeping Your E-Thesis Legal
This booklet accompanies workshops presented by Swansea University Information Services & Systems (ISS), focused on theses and rights risk
"The Copyright Cortex is an online resource dedicated to copyright and digital cultural heritage. It was developed to provide libraries, archives, museums and other memory institutions with information and expert commentary on how copyright law affects the creation and management of digital cultural heritage. The resource will also be valuable for anyone who works in the Digital Humanities. "
CopyrightUser.org is an online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible to creators, media professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and members of the public.
Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
Official government information covering UK copyright law and other intellectual property rights (IPR). Includes an IP overview, trademarks, patents, copyright, designs, law and practice.
JISC Copyright Guide for University Students
This document sets out to answer questions that students may have about copyright.
Libraries and Copyright (CopyrightUser.org)
Libraries, Library Staff and Copyright
"This guide is aimed at the wide range of staff working in libraries and information services. Some of these staff might be called librarians and have a recognised professional qualification however the copyright exceptions apply equally to all staff working in libraries including library or information assistants. We therefore use the term librarians broadly to cover all types of staff that work in the sector and who provide information related guidance and support to others".