Intellectual property law
Intellectual property – in the broadest sense means secured legal rights to results of intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, artistic, industrial and other areas of activity.
Legislation defining the rights to intellectual property is based on the right of everyone to own, use and dispose of the results of their intellectual, creative activity, which, being not good, is stored by its creators and can be used by other persons only in agreement with them, except for cases determined by the legislation.
Intellectual property may be defined through its’ objects:
- copyrights (literary, artistic, audio, video, computer programs, databases, maps, photographic works);
- related rights;
- the right of industrial property (inventions, useful models, industrial patterns, innovations, trademarks);
- branded and commercial names;
- geographic place-names;
- varieties of plants and breeds of animals;
- assemblings of electronic chips (micros);
- commercial secret.