Intellectual Property - Industrial Property & Copyrights
Providing legal information & registration material for trademarks, patents, designs & intellectual property
Intellectual property (IP) law is the area of law that deals with protecting the rights of the creator. IP rights are the legally recognized as the exclusive rights of the creations of the mind and are mainly divided into two categories Industrial Property and Copy Rights.
Industrial Property: Includes trademarks, patents and inventions, industrial designs and geographical indications.
Copy Rights: Refer to literary works such as novels, poems, music, films, photographs, sculptures, paintings and architectural drawings. In addition includes rights of artists in their performances, producers of phonograms recordings and broadcasting in radio and television programs.
Under intellectual property (IP) law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. The purpose of intellectual property law is to encourage new technologies, artistic expressions and inventions while promoting economic growth, whilst legally protecting owners/creators/authors. When individuals and/or companies are comfortable that their work will be protected and that they themselves can benefit, they are more likely to continue to produce and develop their creations.
Why a Company and an Entrepreneur must seek protection of their Intellectual property (IP) - In the demanding and highly competitive markets of our time, companies and entrepreneurs, if they wish for success, is of essence to provide innovative ideas of product and services for their target clients.
By the registration of a product or service the entrepreneurs not only protect their ideas, products and services from competitive entrepreneurs imitating them, but additionally transform their ideas, innovative products and services into financial values, by which they may financially benefit out of them. They may enter into IP based agreements such as license agreements and obtain royalties out of them.
MS Lawyers are competent enough with all required expertise to assist you and escort you all the way in the modern intellectual property system in compliance with international standards and requisites, for an effective administration of your IP rights.
MS Lawyers may provide any legal information, assist for any application in relation to any registration, administration, maintenance, search, oppositions, renewals and claims for any IP rights emerge out of any of the below IP categories:
- INDUSTRIAL DESIN
- INTERGATED CIRCUIT TOPOGRAPHIES
- GEORGAPHICAL SIGNS & INDICATIONS
either at national level (Cyprus) or at international level through the Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or at European level through the Office of Harmonization of Internal Market (OHIM).
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