Designer Trade Marks

Don’t forget when you design or create amazing work it is important to protect your ideas from being copied and to be able to show that your inventions and creations are unique to you. The Intellectual Property Office is doing a great job at educating young people about the importance of patents, copyright and trademarks with their Shaun the Sheep Cracking Ideas Challenge. (Find out more here)

We have been delighted to have been working in collaboration with the IP office to deliver some fantastic workshops across the country this week, designing fantastic forms of transport to help Shaun get back to the farm. (See some of the fantastic creations here)

We have been asking the children to think how would they protect their designs.

A Trade Mark protects the words, names, symbols, sounds or colours that symbolise products or services.

If you were to design a logo to be trademarked what symbols, words, colours etc. would you use to represent yourself and your designs?

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Don’t forget to enter our Cracking Ideas Competition by sharing a photo of your trademark or creation on The Creation Station Facebook Page with the hashtag #CrackingIdeasCreation

Want to draw Shaun the Sheep?

Join the Creation Station as we work in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office exploring Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep in our creative sessions this week.

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>> Download your Learn How to Draw Shaun Activity Sheet

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>> Download your Design your own Shaun Activity Sheet

We would love to see your Baaa-rilliant artwork so please share on The Creation Station Facebook Page with the hashtag #CrackingIdeasCreation

Calling all budding Inventors and Creators

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As the Creation Station are working in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office this week using Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep in our creative workshops, we are calling all budding creators to take part in the national Cracking Ideas Design Challenge.

Shaun’s Cracking Ideas Design Challenge is a national programme calling “young innovators” across the UK to design a cracking contraption to transport Shaun and his friends back to the farm after they get stranded in the big city.

Your contraption could take the flock by road, rail, sea or air, using innovative materials, or ways to power your contraption. Shaun’s Cracking Ideas Design Challenge aims to teach children all about intellectual property, and the important role it plays in protecting designs, trade marks and inventions.

There are oodles of prizes to be won and for the under fives The Creation Station are providing a Creativity hamper worth £75. To enter simply upload your image to The Creation Station facebook page and use the hashtag #CrackingIdeasCreation 

Come along to one of our creative sessions being held across the country this week and take part with our Cracking Ideas activities.

>> Find your local Creation Station here.

Cracking Ideas Design Challenge Competition Form_edited-2Can’t come to a session this week? Do not fear, the competition is open until 24th July so you can enter by posting a picture on the Creation Station Facebook Page or print out your Cracking Ideas Design Challenge Competition Form and post to:

Shaun’s Cracking Ideas Design Challenge
Intellectual Property Office
Newport, NP20 1ZZ

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CrackingIdeasCreation when sharing your creations on social media.

>> Competition closes 24th July so get cracking!

shaun go9od luck