What is intellectual property
The rights linked with intellectual activity in the economic, scientific, literary, and artistic domains are referred to as intellectual property.This property is known as “thought creations,” and it comprises “inventions, literary and creative works, as well as symbols, names, and pictures utilized in business.”
Protection of IP rights
Startups and businesses can use IP laws to safeguard their search engines, e-commerce platforms, and other technological internet tools. Examples of such protections include:
- Trademarks that are registered as business names, product names, logos, domain names, and other -signs.
- Obtaining a domain name that reflects the company’s trademark; if the domain name may also be registered as a trademark, do so.
- Ensuring that its website design is protected by copyrights, as well as the site’s other creative resources, such as written content, images, graphics, music, and videos.
- Patent and internet business procedures where it is possible to do so.
- Copyright or patent protection for newly released software or apps (in case it is a novel idea).
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Categories of Intellectual Property
1. Copy Rights
Only expressions are protected by copyright; and not on the ideas, techniques, and methods of operation, as well as mathematical concepts. Depending on whether or not they contain sufficient authorship, copyright may or may not be applicable for a variety of items such as titles, slogans, or logos.
Most copyright laws indicate that the rights owner has the economic right to permit or prohibit specific uses of his work, as well as the right to obtain money for its use (such as through collective management).
2. Trade Mark
A trademark is a mark that consists of a device, a brand, a heading, a label, a ticket, a name, a signature, a phrase, a letter, a numeral, and the shape of goods, packaging, or a combination of colors. Such a mark must be able to be graphically depicted, allowing it to differentiate one person’s goods and services from those of others. A trademark can comprise the shape of the items, their packaging, and a color combination. It must be utilized or suggested to be used in relation to products or services in order to be valid.A trademark’s purpose is to notify a buyer or potential buyer about the goods’ manufacturing or quality. To indicate the commerce source or the trade hands through which the commodities went on their way to market.
A patent is an exclusive right awarded to an inventor for an invention, which is a product or a technique that offers a new technical solution to a problem or provides a new way of doing something in general. The invention must be a unique concept. Technical information concerning the innovation must be revealed to the public in a patent application in order to get a patent. For the duration of the patent protection, the patent owner has the authority to select who may – and who may not – use the patented innovation. In other words, patent protection prevents others from commercializing, using, distributing, importing, or selling the innovation without the permission of the patent owner.
Role of Cardinal Solicitors in Intellectual Property
Intellectual property issues, regardless of the size of the company, are important to its success. Cardinal Solicitors will assist customers in obtaining, protecting, and enforcing patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in practically all industries.
Our patent and trademark examiners have exceptional backgrounds and substantial legal & commercial expertise in in-house IP consultation. Our IP consultant’s sole purpose is to assist in protecting our clients’ IP Rights so that they can gain the most competitive advantage possible from the successful utilization and protection of their intellectual property.
We work with patent and trademark examiners at the Pakistan Patent and Trademark Office on a regular basis to secure and protect intellectual property rights at a reasonable cost. Our intellectual property consultants know our customers’ commercial and technical languages and fully understand the complexities of procedures.