Intellectual property

This term is used to denote the absolute (effective erga onmes) subjective rights to intangible assets.

Intellectual property involves related to intellectual activity in the field of literature, art., science and industrial. The convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) defines intellectual property as a set of relating to:

  • literary, artistic and scientific works
  • interpretation of the artist interpreters performers and performances of artist performers
  • inventions in all fields of human activity
  • scientific discoveries
  • industrial designs
  • trademarks and service marks, trade names and commercial designations
  • protection against unfair competition
  • other rights relating to intellectual activity in literature, art, science and industrial applications.

Intellectual property is divided into two basic categories:

  • copyright (works) and related rights
  • industrial property (inventions, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, geographical indications and topographies of integrated circuits).

Another group of intellectual property is know-how.

The company confidentiality According to Article 11. item 4 of the Act on combating unfair competition company confidentiality is understood to include the entrepreneur’s technical, technological organisational or other information having commercial value, which is not disclosed to the public to which the entrepreneur has taken the necessary steps to maintain confidentiality.

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