Understanding Intellectual Property Rights

Understanding Intellectual Property Rights

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IPRs are rights that pertain to creations of the human mind. Individuals, corporations, or other entities may claim them. IPRs typically give the owner of the IP the exclusive right to control use of the creation for a certain period of time. Laws governing IPRs are intended to stimulate innovation and creativity, ensure fair competition, and protect

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IPRs are rights that pertain to creations of the human mind. Individuals, corporations, or other entities may claim them. IPRs typically give the owner of the IP the exclusive right to control use of the creation for a certain period of time. Laws governing IPRs are intended to stimulate innovation and creativity, ensure fair competition, and protect consumers.
IPRs include the following:
- Copyrights and related rights
- Trademarks (including geographical indications)
- Patents
- Industrial designs, integrated circuit designs and plant varieties
- Trade secrets

Importance of IP Protection to Small Business

Recent reports, such as those showing that small businesses now produce 13 to 14 times more patents per employee than large companies, demonstrate the critical role that small businesses play in innovation and the success of the U.S. economy. Protecting the IP associated with their innovations is critical to small businesses on a number of levels. IP can enable a small business to:.....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149422210
Publisher:
Pennyhill Press
Publication date:
03/08/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
474,358
File size:
154 KB

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