Are you a creative and you are sharing and showing your work but you aren't really sure about your intellectual property? Your creative work is your intellectual property and therefore of value.

This course is geared toward 2D and 3D Designers and Artists. It is based in UK Law but it has general principles that also are valid across different countries. 

Find out what types of IP are relevant for your type of work and how you can be proactive to make the most of what you create written without all the jargon that's hard to understand!

Intellectual Property Introduction

The Reasons behind creating the course

I wanted to introduce myself and let you know the reasons why I created this course.

A Beginner's Guide to Intellectual Property Preview

Take a look at the range of topics that are covered in the course as well as a whole lot more.

Inspiration v. Copying

What you need to know about this and why

Types of Intellectual Property

Find out what the different types are and what is most suitable for you

Timing is Everything

Knowing what you need to do when is vital


Knowing who owns it when

Examples of IP Infringement

Find out how copying has taken place in real life


Real life examples that can help you

It is confidential?

What sorts of things need to be kept in confidence

Changes with Brexit

How the laws have been affected by Brexit

Sharing your work

Things to be aware of when sharing your work

Business Types and IP

Understanding how this affects your creativity and ownership

Using your IP to make money

Different ways your IP can be lucrative

Going to the right places

Knowing who to go to and where

Get IP Savvy

So you don't get taken for a ride

How to take proactive action

Different things you can do to protect your creative work

Is that a copy?

What action you can take and what to avoid

Emily's Testimony Bitesize

Emily shares about being part of Anna's journey in protecting her work.

Charlotte's Testimony Bitesize

Charlotte shares her feedback on the Intellectual Property course.

Derrick's Testimony Bitesize

Derrick shares his feedback on the Intellectual Property course

Hallam, an Intellectual Property Trainee Solicitor's Review

The guidance on copyright and the various design rights provided in the Amanya course on Intellectual Property cuts through to the underlying legal principles whilst simultaneously providing a practical insight which will be of great use to any designers seeking to improve their knowledge of intellectual property. 

The guide offers a concise summary of the key elements of each right and anyone who reads it will walk away with a renewed understanding of their rights and how to protect them. 

It also highlights the common pitfalls individuals face, whilst encouraging creators to respect the rights of others. 

An informative and practical guide for anyone who is seeking to enhance their knowledge of intellectual property. 

Dr. Roger Lowe's Testimony, an Intellectual Property Lawyer

Regardless of the size of your business, the nature of the goods it supplies or the services it provides, your business will create and as a consequence, it will own some forms of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). The three key forms of IPRs for any commercial Artist or Designer to be aware of are rights in trade marks, rights in designs, and copyright.

Unfortunately, all of these IPRs are far from easy to understand, nor are they easy to apply to real-life, the complexity is exacerbated by the overlap created by these IPRs in certain situations.

However, help is at hand, and this Beginners Guide to Intellectual Property for Artists and Designers is a great place to start in order to begin and cement your awareness of the issues, and to build a foundation of your understanding. 

The various examples taken from the archives of case law will also assist in your understanding of how the various IPRs are applied by the Courts.

Charlotte's Testimony

The Beginners Guide to Intellectual Property for Artists and Designer is such a time and money saving resource! I will return to it again and again. I recommend it as a valuable investment that will save you so much hassle and money. 

As a designer of unique acoustic finishes for interior spaces, this course has been super helpful to obtain a comprehensive overview regarding Intellectual Property - an essential for each creative designer.

The thing I found most helpful was the demystification of a very complex subject. I now know where to go and what to do with regard to current design work, and even more importantly how to plan future design ideas. 

Thank you Anna for this insightful resource for the creative community. I recommend it wholeheartedly and encourage each to check it out for yourself.

Daniel's Testimony

I've had an amazing experience with this course.

IP is really a tricky subject yet a really important one for us creative people and this course is a very beautifully crafted learning tool.

Although the content is a bit complex, it has been presented in a light yet thoroughly engaging manner. I particularly enjoyed the structure and the visual aids, not relying so much on text.

Will also give a shout out to Anna's very soothing voice.

Derrick’s Testimony

To young and emerging designers, it is really crucial to understand intellectual property and the issues that surround it. Quite unfortunately, it is often brushed over and given little to no attention at all. I found the Amanya course on intellectual property protection very insightful and helpful.

It has given me a very well needed introduction to the world of IP and equipped me with a lot of crucial knowledge around what I need to be aware of and do in relation to my creations. The course offers guidance on what we need to do to safeguard our work and provides insightful advice on our conduct when using other peoples work.

It shines a light into the legal side of design and helps designers be more aware of how they can help prevent their hard work from being disrespected, misused or even stolen. This course is most definitely a powerful introduction to intellectual property and would certainly recommend it to all designers, young and seasoned.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to Intellectual Property
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  PART 1: Different types of Intellectual Property
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  PART 2: Intellectual Property with different types of businesses - what's right for you?
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  PART 3: Collaborating, Selling, Licensing and Sharing your Intellectual Property
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  PART 4: Trade Bodies
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  PART 5: Making sure you go to the right places
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  PART 6: Proactive Protection
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  PART 7: What you can do if you think your work has been copied
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Your Instructor

Your Instructor

Hi I'm Anna Brewin. I trained as a Textile Designer and have expanded my work into Graphics and Surface Pattern and worked for a number of years doing freelance work using my various skills. 

I have pursued ways of protecting my artwork over the years as I know what I create has value and I have become aware of the whole issue of Intellectual Property in this process.

I have spent time learning about IP and taken this knowledge into proactive action. Many designers do not know about their IP. This course is designed to give designers and artists a basic overview and understanding, so they can be aware and decide if they want to take any further action as a result. 

It has been checked by IP experts to ensure the facts are correct.