Intellectual Property Services.
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.
IP is protected in law by (i.e. patents, copyrights, trademarks and industrial design) which will enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish.
A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises.
A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. A patent provides the patent owner with the right to decide how – or whether – the invention can be used by others. In exchange for this right, the patent owner makes technical information about the invention publicly available in the published patent document.
A copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country, which grants the creator of original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution, usually for a limited time, with the intention of enabling the creator to receive compensation for their intellectual effort.
Industrial design is a process of design, conducted by an individual or a large team, applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production and its key characteristic is that design is separated from manufacture.