International Intellectual Property
Intellectual property (“IP”) refers to property created by the mind or intellect; for example, a song, invention, or work of art are all considered intellectual property. The three main areas of intellectual property that receive legal protection are patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
Many business owners incorrectly assume that if they are not in a creative industry or an inventor, IP laws are not relevant to them. This is incorrect. Intellectual property laws impact every single business. For example, if your company’s name has been registered as a valid trademark by another entity, you might not be able to continue using it and could be subject to suit if you do.
Understanding the impact of IP law becomes even more important if you are operating internationally. Different countries have different levels of protection, which should be considered before you decide to do business in a particular country. Additionally, the relationships between the laws of and treaties between different countries dictate the requirements to protect your IP across international borders.
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