Secrets of Intellectual Property
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Secrets of Intellectual Property

A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Exporters

Guide in form of questions and answers dealing with intellectual property (IP) issues, aimed at small and medium-sized exporters and trade support institutions – explains basic concepts and principles regarding patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, confidential business information, and geographical indications; covers questions relevant to ownership of rights by employees, contracting, licensing and technology transfer; highlights importance of IP issues when drawing business, marketing and export plans and strategies, and deals with IP rights protection abroad; looks at link between IP and quality regulations and standards, packaging and labelling, electronic commerce and use of information technology; considers valuation and financial aspects of IP rights; focuses on the application of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement).

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As a general rule, industrial design protection is limited to the territory of the country where protection is sought and granted. If protection is desired in several countries, separate national deposits must be made and different procedures must be complied with in each country.

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