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Understand different types of IP

1g. Database Rights

<5M

Databases where there has been "substantial investment" in obtaining, verifying or presenting its contents.

What is

Protected?

  • A compilation of clinical data which has been arranged in order to make it user-friendly and easy to access.

  • An interactive database containing gene sequences for various plants and animals.

Examples

15 Years

Duration of Protection

None.  Arises automatically with no need for registration.

Application Costs

Introduction

Database rights protect databases where there has been "substantial investment" into the act of obtaining, verifying or presenting its contents.  It does not protect investment into the creation of the data itself.


Where your product is a collection of information or data, whether printed or electronic, database rights can be valuable.

How is it obtained?

Subsists automatically.

What does it protect?

Databases where there has been "substantial investment" in obtaining, verifying or presenting its contents.


Examples:

  • A compilation of clinical data which has been arranged in order to make it user-friendly and easy to access.

  • An interactive database containing gene sequences for various plants and animals.

How long does it last for?

15 years. 

This project was joint-funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative based at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Cambridge. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

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