The Patent Cooperation Treaty helps many inventors who seek the sale and commercialization of their products abroad.
Though they may appear to be disparate areas of interest, intellectual property and climate change intersect in several important ways. For example, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) mandates the development and distribution of climate technologies which combat climate change.
The primary difference between trademarks and service marks lies in the scope of items to which they provide intellectual property protection. Trademarks are words, names, symbols, devices, or any combination of the preceding which are used or intended to be used for two distinct purposes. Service marks provide similar protective functions to trademarks.
Trade secrets are business processes or practices which are not to be known by anyone outside the business. Trade secrets usually come about as the result of internal research and development. Any information considered to be a trade secret can provide a business with a significant competitive advantage.