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What are standards?

Standards are documents that establish a common specification, so products and processes can work safely, reliably and consistently.

British Standards Online

British standards online is our main source for standards. It has complete online copies of all current British Standard Institute (BSI) standards available as PDFs, as well as some draft and withdrawn standards.

Other sources for standards

Intellectual property

Intellectual property protects ideas, trademarks and designs from being stolen or imitated. 

Intellectual Property Office. (2016, Jun 7). Protect your designs (subtitled). [Video file]. Retrieved from

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