A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.
A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises. Trademarks are protected by intellectual property rights.
A utility model is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which allows the right holder to prevent others from commercially using the protected invention, without his authorization, for a limited period of time.
An industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. A design may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape or surface of an article, or of two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color.
Before you apply for a patent, it is important to conduct a comprehensive search for patent information, classified by subject matter and can be searched worldwide using both commercial databases as well as a number of free patent databases. Using these databases effectively is a specialised skill and can be time consuming and costly.
Whether defendant or plaintiff, you want an intellectual property litigation team focused on the best outcome possible for your case and your goals.
A licensing agreement is a partnership between an intellectual property rights owner (licensor) and another who is authorized to use such rights (licensee) in exchange for an agreed payment (fee or royalty).
Technology transfer is the process of transferring scientific findings from one organization to another for the purpose of further development and commercialization.
As intellectual property becomes increasingly vital to innovative businesses, progressive companies and research institutions are beginning to take a strategic look at their IP portfolios to identify where they have strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for additional revenue.
Commercial law governs the broad areas of business, commerce, and consumer transactions.
Copyright is the right that creators have over their literary and artistic works. Works covered by copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculpture and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps and technical drawings.
Tax law covers the rules, policies and laws that oversee the tax process, which involves charges on estates, transactions, property, income, licenses and more by the government.
Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR) are a form of intellectual property rights by which plant breeders can protect their new varieties in the same way an inventor protects a new invention with a patent.
When thinking about intellectual property enforcement, an owner must first assess what right he has acquired.