A Round Table titled “Protection of Local Trade and Agriculture under Regime of Intellectual Property Right” was organized by Insstitute of Development Studies and Sustainability (IDSS) at United International University on 20 April, 2019.
Intellectual Property (IP) has been traditionally categorized into Industrial property and Copyright. The term Industrial Property includes patents, trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source. Copyright protection is granted to protect literary, artistic and musical works. Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and those of broadcasters in their radio and television programs. Intellectual property rights are generally said to be a bundle of exclusive rights granted to the lawful owner.
The term intellectual property denotes the specific legal rights, and not the intellectual work itself. It is important to be aware of what these IP rights are, how they can be protected and, in due course, how to benefit from them.