Intellectual Property

Definition of intellectual property

Intellectual property is the product of human thought from creations such as inventions, industrial designs, trademarks, songs, books, symbols and names. Intellectual property rights do not differ from other property rights. It enables the owner of the right to benefit in various ways from his work, which was just an idea and then crystallized until it became a product. The owner has the right to prevent others from dealing in his property without prior permission from him. As well as the right to sue them in the event of infringement of rights and demand the cessation of the infringement or stop its continuation and compensation for the damage he suffered.

Intellectual Property History

The concept of intellectual property is not a new concept; it is believed that the spark of the intellectual property system was established in northern Italy in the Renaissance Age. In 1474 AD, a law was enacted in Venice regulating the protection of inventions and providing for the exclusive right of the inventor. The copyright system is due to the invention of typographical and separate letters and the printer machine by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440 AD. At the end of the nineteenth century, several countries considered the need to establish laws regulating intellectual property. International treaties have been signed as the international basis for the intellectual property system: the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property in 1883 and the Berne Convention in 1886 for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.

The protection of intellectual property rights

This allows the creator, the owner of the trademark, the patent and the copyright to benefit from his work and effort and investment such. This does not mean that he has the monopoly of thought of others; on the contrary, these rights are contained in the legal articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides for the right to benefit from the protection of moral and material interests resulting from attributing the practical, literary or artistic product to the author.