Owning creations of the mind

Whilst operating as a YE Student Company, teams must be aware of the implications concerning Intellectual Property (IP) rights.

Company websites, online trading and the use of social media means that YE companies have a much larger ‘reach’ than they would have had just a few years ago.

Companies and products that may, in the past, have had little presence outside their local community can now have a wider impact and this increases their potential for unwanted scrutiny.

Care should be taken not to directly or overtly imitate, copy or trade using existing company names, trademarks or copyrights.

Further information can be found on YE Online including videos to raise the awareness of these issues with students.