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About Intellectual Property
What is Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property refers to the property created by use of human intellect, ingenuity and creativity. Intellectual property can be broadly classified in four different categories, viz. trade mark, copyrights, patents & designs
What is the difference between real property and intellectual property
Real property refers to actual or physical property that is owned by a person. It is a tangible property having a real existence and can be perceived by human senses such as sight, touch etc. Intellectual property is an intangible property created through human intellect and is not physical and cannot be perceived through human senses.
What is the similarity between real property and intellectual property
Both types of properties have values attached to them and both are afforded legal protection. Both can be legally owned, acquired, sold, transferred, assigned, licensed etc.
What is difference between trade mark, copyrights, patents & designs
Trade marks and copyrights mostly relate to manufacturing as well as service industry whereas patents and designs are primarily concerned with the manufacturing industry.
Is it compulsory to register trade mark or copyright
No. It is not compulsory to register a trade mark or a copyright, though it is advisable to get them registered since registration confers various rights on the proprietor/owner of the trade mark or copyright, such as exclusive right to use the mark and to obtain relief in case of infringement of the trade mark or copyright.
Is it compulsory to register patents or designs
No. It is not compulsory to register patents or designs. If person develops any new technology or product and if does not file an application before launching of the same in the market then it comes in public domain and any other person can copy the same. Therefore it is very much important to get the protection for new technology or design under patent act or design act respectively to avail of the exclusive commercial benefits of the said patent or design.
Can we get global protection for IP
Registration of the intellectual property offers nationwide protection to the same. If protection is sought in international market separate applications are required to be made in every country in which registration is sought.
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