Most of us are aware of Intellectual Property and what this means, but do we know what boxes to tick to ensure no infringement is taking place, as well as ensuring our own ideas are protected?
IP Attorney Elaine Bergenthein shared some wisdom of knowledge and addressed the issues entrepreneurs could face regarding infringement rights.
Bergenthein says that intellectual property rights provide exclusive monopoly rights. She adds that they include concepts, ideas and brand names.
There are some concepts that aren’t patentable.— Elaine Bergenthein, IP Attorney
Bergenthein says that one of the requirements is that it must be new on an international level.
I would recommend you actually do have a look and actually file a patent application for your concept.— Elaine Bergenthein, IP Attorney
It’s an urban myth that you cannot get patent protection for your concepts and ideas says Bergenthein.
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