Basic Criteria for Design Protection

Can I get Industrial Design protection?

Industrial design cannot be granted to every design. In order to receive a design protection, it must fulfill the various criteria. Each country has different criteria for providing the design protection. However, some of the common requirements which are necessary for the protection of an industrial design are:

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Importance of Trademark Protection

Why should companies go for Trademark Protection?

Most of the businesses often think whether it is worthwhile to go for trademark protection. Below are some of the advantages of trademark protection which will help then figure out the importance of protection.

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Basic understanding for Trademark Protection

Can we get Trademark Protection for our logo or mark?

Trademark protection cannot be granted to every mark, logo etc. In order to receive a trademark protection, it must fulfill the various criteria. Each country has different criteria for providing the trademark protection. However, some commonly followed criteria are listed below which are mandatory in terms of calling an item as trademark-able.

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Legitimacy of Unfied Patent Court

EUROPE UNIFIED PATENT COURT- DECIPHERING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND LEGITIMACY OF THE ORGANIZATION

The debate surrounding the intellectual property legislation in the European Union has now reached a unique point of convergence. Recently, the German constitutional court’s decision to rule upon the legitimacy of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has left experts in the field wondering about the possible implications on the intellectual property regime, should the verdict be rendered in the negative. While the proposal to establish a UPC has been in the pipeline for quite some time now (owing to the numerous loops inevitably created by a regime as diverse and huge as the European Union), the festering problems plaguing the European Patent Office (EPO) seems to have strengthened the belief of lawmakers that a unified patent legislation may just be the much-needed shot in the arm for a systematic patent protection mechanism. Any discussion on the UPC, however, would be incomplete without attempting to understand the trajectory undertaken by the proponents of the unitary patent system, its pitfalls and advantages, the impact and why is there a need for a singular body to regulate the system of grant of patents in the European Union.

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Trademark Protection

What is Trademark Protection?

Trademarks are another way of protecting the Intellectual Property. Trademarks are generally provided for the protection of a sign, expression or a design. Trademark is a protection which is provided with a sign, name or logo of an organization or can also be given to a certain product or services of a particular source. The protection helps in recognizing sign/expression or making it one of its kinds in a unique manner. The protection of a trademark is performed for protecting the reputation established by an organization or many organizations in the market. Various infringing parties launch products in the market with the same name as that of an already launched product belonging to a reputed organization.

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Copyright Protection

What is copyright protection?

Copyrights are a part of the Intellectual property. Unlike patents which protect the technological ideas and inventions, copyrights are essentially used for the protection of literary works, artistic works, musical works, dramatic works and other intellectual works. In simpler words, copyright provides the protection of the expressions of an individual.  The expressions relate to an individual’s thinking and mind process. For example, an author writes a new novel or a music director composing a new song or a lyricist writing the lyrics of a new song. Thus, copyright covers works of art, photos, pictures, songs, music, sound recordings, books, manuscripts, publications, plays, movies, shows and other performance arts. Copyright will not protect the process through which a particular work was created or the use of information within it. Copyright can be defined in following ways:

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Patent Protection

What is a Patent Protection?

Intellectual property is the by-product of the intellect of an individual. Patents are a sub-part of Intellectual property which caters technological innovative advancements. The patents essentially protect the technological and scientific possessions. Any creation which is associated with a new technology and resembles uniqueness and novelty to the world comes under the patent protection. An example of a creation or idea can be a new technology or a new application which helps in providing an absolutely new and innovative way of recording notes by using the technology or the application on any portable communication device such as smartphone desktop, laptops and tablets. The new technology overcomes the drawbacks of an already existing technology employed for the same purpose.

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Various forms of Intellectual Property

What are the various forms of Intellectual Property?

Entrepreneurs and business organizations demand the protection of their intellectual property for the improvement and the expansion of their business. Intellectual property provides the protection of the ideas, invention, literary works, artistic works, designs and various other creations through numerous techniques. Each of the technique is available for the protection of different kinds of creations.

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Importance of Intellectual Property in the growth of a country

Why is Intellectual Property Important for the growth of a country?

It is important to understand the relation of Intellectual property with the growth of a country. Intellectual property plays a significant role towards the economic development of a country. Intellectual property is a result of the creations of the mind of the citizens of a country. In the present scenario, some countries don’t fully realize the power of protecting the intellectual property of their citizens. This lack of realization is a result of a misleading impression in the minds of the activists and the government officials about the relationship between the strong IP protection and economic growth of the country. The government officials claim that providing Intellectual property rights and protection is an obstacle in the path of development and thus should be enforced only when a country has achieved a high-income status. 

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Meaning of Intellectual Property

How is Intellectual Property defined by different entities?

Before one understand the meaning and importance of Intellectual Property, it is important to understand the meaning of the separate words which makes the phrase “Intellectual Property” so relevant in today’s world. The term “intellectual” is concerned with individuals who possess a distinct experience and intelligence and valuable insight and utilize it by applying their resourceful and creative minds for the sole purpose to bring about a change in the society.

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