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"It is estimated that by 2007, as much as 90% of the value of the world's top 2000 enterprises will consist of intellectual property" (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2003).





Intellectual Property

Here are Intellectual Property online resources.


 


What is intellectual property or IP?

What is intellectual property or IP? - What is intellectual property or IP? - Useful page that discusses the four main types of IP; patents for inventions, trade marks for brand identity, designs for product appearance, copyright for material. Quote from this page: "Intellectual property, often known as IP, allows people to own their creativity and innovation in the same way that they can own physical property. The owner of IP can control and be rewarded for its use, and this encourages further innovation and creativity to the benefit of us all.

In some cases IP gives rise to protection for ideas but in other areas there will have to be more elaboration of an idea before protection can arise. It will often not be possible to protect IP and gain IP rights (or IPRs) unless they have been applied for and granted, but some IP protection such as copyright arises automatically, without any registration, as soon as there is a record in some form of what has been created."

The page also discusses the broader aspects of Intelectual Property rights relating to such rights as; trade secrets, plant varieties, geographical indications, performers rights and more.


 


UK Patent Office, Press Release, Intellectual Property

UK Patent Office, Press Release, Intellectual Property - UK Patent Office, Press Release, Intellectual Property - Minister warns Intellectual Property pirates that "the UK is no longer a safe place for you". Quote from this page: "In a keynote speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) today, Minister for Science and Innovation Lord Sainsbury will say that to meet the challenge of Intellectual Property (IP) theft by organised crime groups, the Patent Office has developed the National IP Crime Strategy, which brings together enforcement agencies and industry to tackle IP theft nationally. This in turn has led to the development of TellPat, a national database for recording counterfeiting and piracy activities, which will provide strategic information for spot raids at markets and other venues across the country throughout the year."


UK Patent Office, Intellectual Property, Home Page

UK Patent Office, Intellectual Property, Home Page - UK Patent Office, Intellectual Property, Home Page - Good pages covering Intellectual Property rights and issues relating to the United Kingdom. Quote from this page: "The Patent Office is responsible for developing and carrying out UK policy on all aspects of intellectual property. The Intellectual Property & Innovation Directorate (IPID) deals with the policy for patents, copyright (and related rights), trade marks, designs and geographical indications of origin, and co-ordinates on issues affecting both copyright and industrial property matters. We work to create an environment facilitating the effective enforcement of intellectual property rights in the UK and overseas."


UK Patent Office Glossary of Terms

UK Patent Office Glossary of Terms - UK Patent Office Glossary of Terms - Glossary of terms relating to copyright law.


 


Distinctive Designs

Distinctive Designs - Distinctive Designs. UK Government site that has information and resources relating to Design. Quote from this page: "Design surrounds us in every aspect of our daily life - from the clothes we wear to the vehicles we drive. It covers such diverse areas as furniture, kitchen implements, medical instruments and food." There are links to museums and online archives of design."


 


Intellectual Property Law Server

Intellectual Property Law Server - Intellectual Property Law Server. Useful Intellectual Property website that has forums, articles, events and information relating to intellectual property and intellectual property law. Quote from this page: "Welcome to the Intellectual Property Law Server. The server was founded by George A. Wowk, an intellectual property lawyer at Parlee McLaws LLP. The Server provides information about intellectual property law including patent, trademark and copyright. Resources include comprehensive links, general information, space for professionals to publish articles and forums for discussing related issues." Has lots of legal related information including articles by patent lawyers and attorneys.


 


World Intellectual Property Organisation

World Intellectual Property Organisation - World Intellectual Property Organisation. Encyclopedic site that has multiple resources relating to intellectual property issues around the world. There is also the option to sign up for the World Intellectual Property Organisation newsletter. The World Intellectual Property Organisation has pages and information relating to; Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Copyright, IP for Development. Intellectual Property resources are offered for; Delegates, Journalists, Businesses, Innovators, Students.


 


Intellectual Property: How do I enforce my rights?

Intellectual Property: How do I enforce my rights? - Intellectual Property: How do I enforce my rights? A UK Government resource that focuses on the issues relating to enforcement of intellectual property rights. Quote from this page: "IP rights are essentially private rights. If someone infringes those rights, i.e. uses material without permission where there is no rule of law that might make such use legal, it is generally for IP right owners to use any remedies available under the civil law. For example, seeking injunctions and damages. However, in many cases it may be better to try and negotiate a solution to illegal use with the infringer before taking legal action."


 


Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy

Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy - Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy. An umbrella group that can offer advice on protecting your intellectual property rights.


 


The UK Patent Office

The UK Patent Office - The UK Patent Office. Grants rights and accepts applications in the following Intellectual Property areas; Patents, Registered Designs, Trade Marks.


 


The IP Mall - Pierce Law Center

The IP Mall, Pierce Law Center - The IP Mall, Pierce Law Center. Useful IP site that has a good IP blog and lots of Intellectual Property links. Quote from this page: "Pierce Law trains intellectual property, commerce, and technology professionals around the world with skills to meet marketplace needs. Beyond other IP law programs, Pierce Law trains professionals to maximize IP value from inception to disposition including: IP identification, IP valuation, IP protection and IP leveraging. Pierce Law , without exception, has continuously been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top IP law schools in the country."


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