- Ideas and concepts for inventions are not patentable
- Trade marks must be distinctive for your goods or services
- Design Right is free protection and relates to the apperance of a product
- Copyright is automatic so there are no fees to pay or forms to fill in
Patents protect what makes things work - like what makes a wheel turn or the chemical formula of your favourite fizzy drink.
Trade marks are symbols that distinguish goods and services in the marketplace - like logos and brand names.