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intellectual property

(legal)
(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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Intellectual property rights (IPR) means any creative expression, ideas and invention confers the status of property, and these exclusive rights must provide to the inventor and creator of that property.
Moreover, the IPR Department in Dubai Customs is organising awareness workshops for cruise travellers to educate them on intellectual property rights and the risks of using counterfeit products.
The administrative procedure is a vital redress for any aggrieved parties in intellectual property rights violations.
ICE said that the acquired intellectual property rights include patent claims covering the use of an automated trading system to make price and trading decisions based on market price information.
To fulfil the said protection, the DED has chalked out a strategic awareness plan to be the forerunner in combating trade deceit and duplicating trademarks, and maintaining intellectual property rights in order to achieve a large impact.
Xin"), the chief executive officer of Sinosoft Technology and former senior management of Nanjing South China Skytech, from using, licensing or transferring to any third party the intellectual property rights of the Software Products and the Extended Software Products; and
Salix Pharmaceuticals, a United States-based pharmaceutical company, has acquired the worldwide intellectual property rights to Olon's amorphous rifaximin, it was reported yesterday.
Ganguli (CEO, VISION-IPR intellectual property rights management, India) and Jabade (mechanical engineering, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, India) offer a book intended to thoroughly address the interrelated issues involved in intellectual property rights in the field of nanotechnology with the goal of providing an integrated treatment of those issues.
According to the decree, following state agencies are responsible for execution of responsibilities under the agreement on cooperation in the sphere of legal protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and creation of the inter-state council on legal protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights signed on November 19, 2010 in St.
Thomas Boue, director for government affairs across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at the SBA said that the EU's current "harmful" rules clearly need to be revised and that the EU's policy makers are faced with an important challenge, which is to modernise the framework of intellectual property rights (IPR).
Also, the comprehensive intellectual property rights and protection of copyrights and associated rights is considered an integral and inseparable part of the moral rights of an individual person both locally and internationally as legal mechanisms have been put in place throughout the international community which ensured the protection of these rights under national legislations and international agreements and conventions.

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