Intellectual Property Checklist

Intellectual Property Checklist

Intellectual property (IP) is to protect creations such as inventions, literary, artistic creations, designs, logos and symbols, names and images.

Intellectual Property

Copyright applies to work that is recorded in some way.

A unique distinctive trademark.

Business name, word, slogan, design, symbol or other unique item that identifies a product or company.

Registered trademarks may be identified by the abbreviation ‘TM’, or the ‘®’ symbol

Madrid System provides a facility to submit trademarks applications to many countries at one time.

Patents apply to inventions and industrial processes.

Patents typically take 2 to 3 years to be granted.

PCT – The International Patent System

Designs may be subject to both copyright and design rights.

Hage System the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

Checklist of countries you may want to register you Intellectual Property.

Intellectual Property Worldwide

There is a differentiation between marks used for products or services Classification called service-marks used for services.

Community Trade Mark (CTM) which covers the mark in all EU countries

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