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How the law works for you

How can designs generate income while designers sleep? Can design concepts be stolen? How do designers acquire legal rights to their designs? Should designers transfer design rights to clients, and for what price? Are there differences between legal rights in 2D and 3D designs? Can designers help clients avoid their designs being ripped-off?

This module addresses these and other key questions through an intensive exploration of design intellectual property rights in a global context.

Delegate feedback:

Much more interesting that I thought it was going to be!” Neil Speller, Dalziel & Pow

“Most engaging training I’ve ever had.” Elise Holniers, Dalziel & Pow

About: Henry Lydiate

Henry Lydiate is a legal and business consultant specialising in the creative arts. An experienced lawyer, manager, educationalist, strategist and change specialist, with a life-long commitment to the arts and to the support of creative practitioners and organisations through innovation, people development and co-creation.

Over twenty-five years experience of international legal and business consultancy work in the creative arts, alongside work undertaken in other content-led industries such as sport, the legal professions, higher education, and public administration. Extensive experience as a public speaker, lecturer and trainer; published writer and journalist with broad experience of media liaison.

Sustained commitment to supporting creative arts practice that has been recognised nationally and internationally, most recently by appointment as Visiting Professor to the newly designated University of the Arts, London (formerly The London Institute).


Available as a half-day in-house session for a group of 6 or more. Prices per person:

  • Standard rate £325+vat (£390)
  • DBA members £210+vat (£252)

We are able to offer the following discount structure to the standard ticket price, based on the numbers attending the session:

  • 8-10 people – 5% discount
  • 11+ people – 10% discount

To discuss availability, please contact us at or call 020 7251 9229.

All DBA events and training courses are subject to standard terms and conditions which can be read in full here.

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