Does the broadcast originate in an EEA state or a state that has ratified the Rome Convention and/or TRIPS agreement? Is the broadcast properly labelled?
Answer establishment by staff and registered students. Then UK national law applies.
It should include programme title, date of recording, name of broadcaster.
Designs These questions are intended for those depositing material which could be protected in UK law by provisions for designs and to ensure that the appropriate level of access is granted if it is to ‘open access’
Do you know when was the design created?
In which country was the design registered?
If older than 25 years in UK then probably no longer protected. Registered designs are only protected in the countries where protection was sought.
If less than 25 years old has the registration been renewed?
Which class of design was it registered under?
Is design right (unregistered design) applicable? Is the design applied to product other than the one for which it was
Check the Design registers via UK Patent Office or OHIT. The design is only protected for the class in which it was registered. Remains in force for a maximum of 15 years. The design is only protected for the class in which
registered? Are the design documents included?
it was registered. These qualify for copyright protection as artistic works – 70 years after death of author.
Is there any concern about others exploiting the design?
What level of ‘openness’ is envisaged e.g open access or restricted access?
If yes, then need to consider how the will be displayed and accessible to the user. In conjunction with the above question may influence format for open display, if there is concern about being ‘ripped-off’.
Lectures These questions are intended to be addressed to those responsible for depositing lectures in the multimedia repository, whether staff or external lecturers. It is important to ensure the correct policy approach of the institution to IPR is being
followed. Refer to institutional questions. Are the correct agreements assigning IPR to the institution or
e.g. if not part of the employment contract. This
retaining the IPR completed?
will determine how the deposited material may