Examples of types of work included
Protection under CDPA 1988
Protection under 1956 Act
Registered design up to 25 years, subject to 5 yearly renewal with monopoly right applying to the countries
Unregistered design rights
Unregistered designs or design right up to 15 years after creation of the design or 10 years after first making the product
Qualification – substantial investment required
15 years or copyright
Notes: *Duration of copyright protection under 1988 Act was extended in 1996 from life of author plus 50 years to 70 years. This has led to some works having extended or even revived copyright duration.
This table is a simplified presentation of the duration of copyright in various types of material. It is strongly advised that individual cases be investigated as there are many variations.