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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) refers to property that emanates from the mind, often in an intangible form, that may then be converted into a tangible asset depending on the form it may be required to take. Such creative innovations include inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, symbols, names and images.

Intellectual property protection has the notion of exclusivity with regard to intellectual property and seeks to confer IP owners with the rights over any given inventions and creative works to do as they please to the exclusion of the general public. Such exclusion allows an IP owner, and by extension any business entity that is set up to facilitate the growth of such inventions, to reap the benefits from their inventions and creative works. By association, that stamp of approval breeds a culture of trust between a business and its consumers as the end user is assured of experiencing authentic and high-quality services that a consumer will learn to recognize and expect.

Our Services on Intellectual Property Protection Include:

1. Registration of Trademark

A trademark refers to a sign, symbol, phrase or word that denotes a specific kind of product which serves to differentiate it from all other products of its kind. This would also include company logos, slogans, brands or even brand names of specific type of products. The essence of registering a trade mark is to act as proof of exclusive ownership over a mark which helps keep off potential infringers that might be tempted to ride on the goodwill of your mark.

Similarly, customers will be able to immediately identify a company’s trademark and be able to distinguish the company’s product from those of other business entities that might be similar or identical in nature. Such a distinguishing factors plays into the pivotal role that is marketing and advertising which ultimately contributes to the image and good reputation of a company’s products.

2. Registration of Copyright

Copyright refers to the legal right that is conferred to owners of original works of creative expression including books, motion pictures, digital art and musical compositions. The essence of copyright serves the need to curb the use and reuse of a creative work by third parties to the detriment of its original authors. Through this right, the original creator of any product and any person that they may choose to give authorization to will be the only ones with the exclusive right to reproduce the work.

3. Registration of Industrial Designs

An industrial design (referred to as a design patent in the United States) is a form of intellectual property that protects visual features such as shape, configuration, pattern or ornament, or any combination of these features, applied to a finished article. It may consist of two-dimensional features, such as a distinct coloring or pattern, or three-dimensional features. Unlike a patent, an industrial design does not create an entirely novel good or process or a novel improvement on an existing good or process but focuses on presenting a unique aesthetic change or design on an existing good or product, focusing on improving its aesthetic appeal to consumers.

4. Registration of Patents.

A patent refers to the exclusive right that is conferred to an invention that seeks to revolutionize the manner in which certain processes take place. Such inventions would include new and useful art, machines and composition of matter that are novel ideas, such as the telephone, computers and light bulbs, that are not in existence in any other form. Our team will provide the requisite guidance on what would qualify to be registered as a patent and the registration requirements across various jurisdictions.

5. Protection of Trade secrets

A trade secret refers to any business information that derives its value from its secrecy. A trade secret as intellectual property confers rights on confidential information which may be sold or licensed. In general, any confidential business information which provides an enterprise a competitive edge and is unknown to others may be protected as a trade secret. It encompasses both technical information such as manufacturing processes, pharmaceutical test data, designs and drawings of computer programs, commercial information such as distribution methods, list of suppliers and clients and advertising strategies, financial information, formulas and recipes and source codes.

6. Conduct of trainings and Legal advisory

We provide webinars, seminars and training courses on intellectual property matters that seek to provide clients with essential information and in-depth analysis as to what constitutes intellectual property and the safeguards that come with it as well as briefs on current trends and industry developments. In the trainings, businesses will be able to receive legal advisory on a variety of topics touching on intellectual protection matters that seek to address their specific needs.

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