Preserving your intellectual property rights internationally
What is the meaning of intellectual property rights?
Intellectual property refers to creations of them mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic work; designs and symbols, names and images used in commerce.
Why they are important?
IP is protected in law by patent, copyrights and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can be flourished.
What are the types of intellectual property?
It is a legal term used to describe that rights that a creator have over their artistic and literary work. Such rights cover books, music, computer programs, database, advertisements, paintings, films, maps and technical drawings.
A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. It is a right to decide how or whether an invention can be used by other. In exchange for this right, the patent owner must publicly publish the technical information documents about the invention.
A trademark is a sign of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises. Trademarks date back to ancient time when craftsmen used to put their signature or mark on their product.
An industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of article. A design may consist of three or two dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or colors.
They are signs used on goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess quality, a reputation or characteristic that are essential attributable for that place of origin.
How can I protect my intellectual property international?
After the Egyptian ratification of the Berne Convention now the Egyptian nationals as part of the convention can protect their intellectual property abroad. The convention was adopted in 1886, deals with the protection of the works and rights of their authors. It provides creator with means to control how their works are used, by whom and on what terms. It is based on three basic principles and contains a series of provision determining the minimum protection to be granted.
Azad & Partners Law firm has been working as intellectual property laws consultant for several years, through this wide experience in this field of law; we can say that we are the right place for you when it comes to you wishing to protect your intellectual property nationally or internationally.
To know more about how to protect your intellectual properties don’t hesitate to contact us.