Understanding Intellectual Property Laws
Copyright laws protect artists, inventors and individuals that engage in a creative act. For instance, copyright laws protect musicians, actors, directors, producers, painters, graphic designers and many more. The basic principle of copyright law is that when an idea is translated into an original form or product it is copyrighted. What most people do not understand or know about copyright law is that it covers creative individuals the moment an idea is manifested into a tangible form. Therefore, if Read the rest of this entry »

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The Basic Facts You Need To Know About Copyright Law
What is Copyright Law? Many people have a distorted picture of what Copyright Law actually represents. In simple language, Copyright Law is the ownership of intellectual property. For example, intellectual property stands for songs, film, creative works, scientific patents and more. In short, Copyright Law protects the property of creative works from theft, plagiarism and unlawful profiteering. However, there is Read the rest of this entry »

We live in a constantly changing world. A new technological advancement is seemingly introduced every single day. Some of the newest cell phones are amalgamations of hundreds of separate patents and designs. Because of all the new ideas and advancements, most larger companies need to employ teams of lawyers who are specifically focused on copyright laws and intellectual property disputes.

The term intellectual property was first used in the early 1900s to describe any works of art, music or literature, but it did not become Read the rest of this entry »

The term intellectual property laws are more easily understood by any lay person if you just mention the word: exclusive. Intellectual property laws are a legal rights protection parachute granted to owners who seek exclusive rights to a particular, intangible asset. Those assets can take many forms; the most common of intellectual property rights that most of us will easily recognize include, but not limited to, copyrights for music and print, patents, and trademarks; sort of like playing a game of monopoly where you win the game.

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A patent is a right given by a sovereign government to any person or business that has a legal patent application approved. The patent must be for a new product, design, process or an improvement of something that already exists. A patent excludes others from copying the patent for a certain number of years. A patent is granted only to the inventor or assignee of the invention.

An application for a legal patent must be filed with the proper government office. The application must describe how to make and use Read the rest of this entry »

Intellectual property means the legal rights that result from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, artistic and literary fields. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: 1) Industrial property, which consists of inventions, patents, trademarks and industrial designs; and 2) Copyright, which consists of literary and artistic works, including poems, novels, plays, musical works, films, drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures and architectural designs.

The purpose of having intellectual property law is to safeguard creators of intellectual goods and services by way of granting them certain time-limited rights to control Read the rest of this entry »

Intellectual property is a creation that comes from a person’s mind. It consists of things such as songs, poetry, symbols, phrases, and other designs. Patents and copyrights fall under the jurisdiction of the United States Government while trademark issues are sometimes handled by some state offices. According to the laws, the creator of such works has exclusive rights to the material. No one else shall be allowed to alter, steal, or use such material without making some sort of payment to the owner.The full explanation can be found at http://walterips.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/op-ed-media-colombian-law-sets-dangerous-precedent/ If anyone does such without his or her permission, Read the rest of this entry »

Teachers have a harder time than most people with the issue of plagiarism because it’s so hard for them to tell what their kids are actually learning and what they’re just quoting from direct tv . If you’re a teacher and you’re worried about plagiarism in your classroom take the following steps.

Have Them Sign: Put forth an honor code to your students that they sign stating they will take a failing grade if they are caught plagiarizing. Have a zero tolerance policy on this issue and when the second Read the rest of this entry »

In terms of copyright laws, trade secrets are probably the most nebulous group in which they are applied. There is a broad range of trade secret categories that this pertains to, from cosmetic ingredients to project designs. With this in mind, there is an even more confusing understanding as to how they are protected from theft and infringement. There are a few things that have to be considered in the protection of trade secrets. One of the major ways that they are protected are contractual non-compete clauses of employees and company entities Read the rest of this entry »

“Intellectual property” refers to protecting a creator’s intangible works. IP law breaks down into four areas: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Patent law covers scientific processes, such as the creation of a drug or software. Obtaining a patent will prevent anyone other than the patent holder from creating that drug (i.e. manufacturing a generic) for a set period of time. Patents are transferable.

Trademark law covers slogans, names, symbols, and other marks which are used to identify a particular Read the rest of this entry »

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