If you’re self-employed, you usually own the intellectual property even if your work was commissioned by someone else - unless your contract with them gives them the rights.
Intellectual property (or IP) refers to creative work which can be treated as an asset or physical property. Intellectual property rights fall principally into four main areas; copyright, trademarks, design rights and patents.
Intellectual property covers trademark, patents and copyright, together with other ancillary rights. Trademark dissertations can included the absolute grounds for refusal of registration under section 3 of the Trade Marks Act, the Trade Marks directive, relative grounds for refusal of registering under section 5 of the Trade Marks Act, infringement of trademarks such as the use of similar or identical marks, invalidity, revocation, incensing and assignments of trademarks. Copyright includes the authorship, ownership and duration of copyright, copyright in film and sound recordings, literary, dramatic musical or artistic works, computers and copyright infringement, the need for originality, copyright and databases, works of architecture, adaptations, parallel imports, EC competition and copyright law, and primary and secondary infringement of copyrighted works. As you can see there are many topics that you could cover in your law dissertation, and here are suggestions of some of them.
Most of these properties can’t easily be identified, therefore, makes protecting your rights complex. Intellectual property law is complex and requires an expert to help you understand it all.
Every business values their assets, and one of their most important assets is their intellectual rights. These are intangible and yours only once you properly register them. These includes the following:
IP confers on individuals, enterprises or other entities the right to exclude others from the use of their creations. Consequently, intellectual property rights (IPRs) may have a direct and substantial impact on industry and trade as the owner of an IPR may - through the enforcement of such a right - prevent the manufacture, use or sale of a product which incorporates the IPR.
Therefore the LLM (IP Law) is a structured, research-orientated programme focused on issues of Intellectual Property Law designed to train super-specialised academics and equip students with the necessary critical assessment skills, insight and analytical ability to practice effectively in this field of law and occupy the position of experts in IP Law.
Intellectual property legal titles relates to the acquisition and use of a range of rights covering different type of creations. These may be industrial or literary and artistic.
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