Yes, making sure people know that your work is protected by copyright and that you are a member of DesignProtect helps. Where possible use the notation © [YOUR NAME][YEAR OF CREATION] for copyright works and unregistered designs or for registered designs put the registered design number.
Also Design Protect members are free to use the DesignProtect logo when exhibiting their work.
When the insurance is confirmed you will receive notes on copyright as well as stickers for use on drawings and an exhibition stand notice. The logo can also be supplied in jpeg format for your website. The logo is a powerful notice that you have the financial backing to bring action against infringers. It does not however, transfer any intellectual property rights in the logo or name, DesignProtect, to you: these remain with Briffa who has the right to demand that you stop using them.
Whilst it is not a compulsory requirement to taking out the insurance, DesignProtect also entitles you to make use of a no extra cost recording and archiving system by which you can electronically log your designs with us. By sending us your designs, as they are created, DesignProtect can assist you in providing evidence of when your designs were created. The scheme covers all materials that you send us as Jpeg attachments to the email address [email protected] with the insured's name as the subject of the email. The archiving scheme is free but only runs in conjunction with DesignProtect Insurance. If someone then copies your designs in future we would provide independent third party evidence of your design and the insurer could provide the funds to use that evidence to enforce your rights.