Intellectual Property Rights for Items in Space

Intellectual Property Rights for Items in Space

The unique qualities of the environment in space requires specially-made versions of ordinary items which are often impossible to break, damage, or even weaken. Since these items are unique, they can be protected by intellectual property rights.

0May 13, 2021May 13, 2021
How Intellectual Property Can Help Reduce Climate Change

How Intellectual Property Can Help Reduce Climate Change

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.

0May 11, 2021May 11, 2021
Service Marks and Trademarks: Similarities and Differences

Service Marks and Trademarks: Similarities and Differences

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.

0May 6, 2021May 6, 2021
Exceptions and Limitations to Patent Rights

Exceptions and Limitations to Patent Rights

In general, the granting of patent rights is a very positive act. Patent rights are forms of intellectual property rights that serve to promote innovation, encourage research and development, and deepen knowledge and expertise. However, there are rare instances during which the granting of these intellectual property rights would not be in the public’s best…

0May 4, 2021May 4, 2021
Trade Secrets and the Protection They Offer

Trade Secrets and the Protection They Offer

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.

0April 29, 2021April 29, 2021
How the Paris Convention Protects Intellectual Property

How the Paris Convention Protects Intellectual Property

The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property was among the first intellectual property treaties in world history. This agreement applies to many different types of industrial property (also known as intellectual property).

0April 27, 2021April 28, 2021
Intellectual Property Rights and Open Access

Intellectual Property Rights and Open Access

If the information is a trade secret or if the opening of access to this information would constitute a conflict of interest or violation of business ethics, intellectual property rights must be used and exercised.

0April 22, 2021April 28, 2021
How Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Create Barriers to Entry

How Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights Create Barriers to Entry

Barriers to entry can be defined as items, conditions, or factors which prevent or inhibit the ability of newcomers into a business field to enter and operate within it

1April 20, 2021April 28, 2021
Patents in the Technological Industry

Patents in the Technological Industry

Patents may draw investors to a technological business because the existence of active patents implies that new products are being developed.

1April 15, 2021April 28, 2021
How Trademarks Protect Software

How Trademarks Protect Software

Trademarks serve to protect the name of any software. They also protect its logo and taglines while preventing any business rivals from using similar names for their products.

1April 13, 2021April 26, 2021