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What are the specifics and differences of industrial property rights compared to other intellectual property rights?



Intellectual property is usually divided into two branches, namely industrial property and copyright.

Industrial property rights refer to the legal rights associated with intangible assets that are used in industrial and commercial activities. These rights typically include patents, trade marks, designs and trade secrets. Below are some basic information:

  1. Patents protect inventions or discoveries, granting the inventor the exclusive right to use, make and sell the invention.

  2. Trade marks are symbols, names or designs used to distinguish the goods or services of one party from those of others. They provide exclusive rights to the owner and help consumers identify and choose products or services.

  3. Designs refer to the aesthetic or visual aspects of an article, such as its shape, pattern or colour. These designs are protected to prevent unauthorized use by others.

  4. Trade Secrets are confidential business information that provides a competitive advantage. This can include fomulas, processes, methods, or any other information that is not generally known and has been kept confidential.

Copyright protects the expression of ideas in tangible forms such as literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works. Copyright protection allows the owner to control the use and commercial exploitation of these works.

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