protection of Intellectual Property
History did not preserve the name of Antonio Meucci. But it was him who at one time was the first to create a telephone. But Alexander Bell knows the whole world. He not only invented the phone, but also the first to patent it. The whole difference between the two ingenious inventors is that Alexander Bell defended intellectual property rights in time.
The concept of intellectual property
Art. 1225 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation establishes the concept of intellectual property. Means of individualization are equated to it. These are pictures, movies, books, computer programs, trademarks and inventions.
Thus, the law protects the author’s right for work, to the name of the places of production of the goods and trademarks.
The inventor or author receives a number of rights to his intellectual property. Among them:
- exclusive right;
- the right to follow;
- access right.
Each of them needs protection. And otherwise, they become easy prey for competitors.
Intellectual Property Rights
The first step in protecting intellectual property rights is registration. The author or inventor must patent their authorship of the work.
From the moment of receiving documents for a newly created object, a citizen or organization receives a full range of rights in relation to the work. Now, when trying to violate them, the owner can go to court to restore justice.
As practice shows, it is advisable to apply for registration as early as possible. This will help to avoid confusion with people who want to get ahead of you.
To ensure the protection of intellectual property, you must obtain the following legal services:
- legal advice on controversial issues;
- collection of documents for obtaining a patent;
- filing an application for registration of an invention;
- identification of violations of rights;
- contesting the rights of a person who has misused the work;
- preparation of a statement of claim for going to court;
- assistance in collecting evidence;
- representation of the interests of the principal in court;
- control over the execution of a court decision.
This is only part of the services that the owner of intellectual property rights may need. Additional services may be needed depending on the specific situation.
Assistance of DTK Partners
Specialists of the DTK Partners Law Agency will help protect your intellectual property quickly, efficiently and in a timely manner.