Intellectual Property and Patent Wars

By Rosa Cazares

What is intellectual property?

Intellectual Properties refers to creations of the mind, such as invetions, literary and artistic works, designs, symbols, names and imagesused in commerce

Intellectual Property is devided into 2 categories

-Industrial Property and copyrights

Industrial Property which includes patents for inventions and trademarks while copyrights covers literary work such as novels, poems, plays, films and paintings

What is intellectual property rights?

Intellectual property rights are like any other property rights. They allow creators or owners of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to benifit from thier own work or investment in a creation

Registration Procedure

To register for copyright you just complete a simple application form along with the appropriate fee. No need to send a copy of your work. If each work has been created independently, each will have its own copyright protection

Why Promote and Protect Intellectual Property?

An efficient and equitable intellectual property system can help all countries to realize intellectual properties potential as a catalyst for economic development and social and coultural well being