All about Intellectual Property Rights

Last contribution by Khyati Srivastava on 03 Sep 2022

Intellectual property is the creation of the mind like inventions. This FAQ covers a few important areas that protect Intellectual property.

Updated on : 2022-09-03 14:46:03

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What are Intellectual Property Rights?

Creators can be given the right to prevent others from using their inventions, designs or... Read More

Creators can be given the right to prevent others from using their inventions, designs or other creations and to use that right to negotiate payment in return for others using them called Intellectual Property Rights. These rights are given to persons over creations of their minds.

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What is a copyright?

Copyright law protects creative expression, not fact, idea system or method of process or operation.... Read More

Copyright law protects creative expression, not fact, idea system or method of process or operation. Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cineamatograph films and sound recordings.

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What is a patent ?

A patent is an exclusive right granted by a country to the inventor to make,... Read More

A patent is an exclusive right granted by a country to the inventor to make, use, manufacture and market the invention that satisfies the conditions of novelty, innovativeness and usefulness. A patent gives an inventor the right to exclude all others from making, using, importing, selling or offering to sell his/her invention for up to 20 years.

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What is patent infringement?

Even if you are issued a patent if someone else has had a patent issued... Read More

Even if you are issued a patent if someone else has had a patent issued for the same invention before you your patent rights could be contested or you could contest a patent issued after yours that infringes on your invention. This is called patent infringement and inventors have to go to court to settle disputes and damages.

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How can one avoid patent infrigement?

One way to avoid this is to do a very complete prior art search. Prior... Read More

One way to avoid this is to do a very complete prior art search. Prior art search means finding out through research that whether the innovation to be patented is already existing or not

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What is a trademark?

A trademark is a distinctive sign which identifies certain goods or services as those produced... Read More

A trademark is a distinctive sign which identifies certain goods or services as those produced or provided by a specific person or enterprise. Trademarks protect words, names, symbols, sounds or colours that distinguish goods and services. Trademarks, unlike patents, can be renewed forever as long as they are being used in business.

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