Source: World Intellectual Property Organisation
A trade mark is a distinctive sign which distinguishes the goods produced by one person or business from the goods of another.It is unique in that it helps consumers identify and purchase a product or service because of its quality, thus meeting the needs of the consumer.
Any sign used on goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities, reputation or characteristics that are essentially attributable to that place of origin.
A legal term given to creators for their literary and artistic works. The works protected include novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspapers and computer programs, databases, films, musical compositions, and choreography, artistic works such as paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture, architecture, and advertisements, maps and technical drawings.
Any confidential business information which provides a business with a competitive edge may be considered a trade secret. Trade secrets include manufacturing or industrial secrets and commercial secrets.
The ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. The design may consist of three-dimensional features, (the shape or surface of an article), or of two-dimensional features, (patterns, lines or color).
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.
Any collection of independent works, data or other materials arranged systematically or methodically and which can be independently accessed by electronic or other means.
Any product which in its final or intermediate form, in which at least one element is an active element, and some or all of the interconnections are integrally formed in and/or on a piece of material and which performs an electronic function.
The three-dimensional disposition of the elements, of which at least one is an active element, and all or some of the interconnections of an integrated circuit, or of such a three-dimensional disposition prepared for an integrated circuit which is intended for manufacture.
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