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intellectual property

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(IP) The ownership of ideas and control over the tangible or virtual representation of those ideas. Use of another person's intellectual property may or may not involve royalty payments or permission, but should always include proper credit to the source.

Intellectual Property

 

a legal concept encompassing copyrights; rights relating to the activities of performing artists, sound recordings, radio and television broadcasts; invention and patent rights; rights to scientific discoveries; rights to industrial models, trademarks, firm names, and commercial designations; and protection from unfair competition; as well as all other rights relating to intellectual activities in industrial, scientific, literary, and artistic fields. The concept came into international use in the 1960’s. In 1967 a convention was signed in Stockholm establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization. The convention went into force in 1970. As of Jan. 1, 1972,25 states had joined the convention, including the USSR, the Ukrainian SSR, the Byelorussian SSR, Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the USA.

intellectual property

Intellectual property refers to the proprietary assets of an organization. In the computer field, hardware circuits, software and text are copyrightable. Depending on the situation, the algorithms used within hardware circuits and software may also be patentable, and brand names can be trademarked as long as they are not generic descriptions. However, intellectual property (IP) covers more than just copyrights, patents and trademarks; for example, customer databases, mailing lists, trade secrets and other business information are also included.
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The communication on industrial property rights will include, among other things, a part aiming to strengthen cooperation within member states - between public authorities and the private sector - and between countries against counterfeit but also piracy.
On the basis of the existence of industrial property rights with regard to the substance which is the object of the contract, the participation and contract documents shall be made available only to those pharmaceutical undertakings which offer / make medicinal products to the active substance, On the market.
Utility models are registered industrial property rights granting holders exclusive protection for technical inventions, especially those with a limited degree of inventiveness or a relatively short exploitation span.
The MoU will enhance bilateral cooperation activities in the arena of Industrial Property Rights of Patents, Trademarks and Industrial Designs.
Due to the existence of industrial property rights with regard to the contractual active participation and contract documents are provided only to those pharmaceutical companies who offer the drug to these proceedings drug / marketing or make the satisfaction of the TK, medicines to these proceedings drug within
The compulsory licence system aims to provide guarantees against abuse of industrial property rights established through patents.
In the Advocate-General's Opinion, this type of designation, entirely distinct from a geographical designation, cannot aspire to the protection accorded to industrial property rights.
gt; Consulting services to identify innovative potential ( "scouting"), the inventor of care, to ensure innovative potential and to increase value added, technology evaluation before application for protection, monitoring of industrial property rights, service operating rights.
He has spent much of his career advising on copyright, industrial property rights and unfair competition and representing clients in their trade mark, industrial design and patent infringement litigation, including litigation before the Patent Office.
This new user-friendly tool to protect industrial property rights should benefit all companies in Europe and in particular SMEs which will now be able to protect and enforce the fruit of their creativity more easily and should facilitate their access to new markets", UNICE said in a statement on December 13.

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