Theft or potential theft of the very thing that defines your commercial livelihood: your Intellectual Property
Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names, and images used in commerce. Intellectual property rights are like any other property right - they allow creators, or owners, of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation.
There are several types of intellectual property:
Intellectual property rights are important because they encourage the creation of a wide variety of intellectual goods. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development.
To protect your intellectual property (IP) in Australia, you will need to understand the different types of IP rights and how to register them. The Australian Intellectual Property (IP) laws provide protection for some IP rights simply upon creation of the work, while others require a formal process of registration.
Here are the steps you should consider:
Remember to also consider your IP protection needs overseas. If you want protection in countries outside Australia, you will need to apply for protection under the laws of those countries.
Lastly, seeking professional advice from an IP professional such as Complete Corporate Services can be very helpful in navigating the complexities of IP law.
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