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Protecting your intellectual property and selling it

Brandon, Simone & Madden Butler, Dunhill (1997) Protecting your intellectual property and selling it. Queensland University of Technology, Brisabne, QLD. [Working Paper]

Abstract

Intellectual Property - group of rights used to protect literary, artistic and industrial property.

Generally separated into the categories of:

• Copyright • Trade marks • Designs • Patents

But also extends to specific subject matter of plant variety rights and circuit layouts and general information that is confidential such as trade secrets and protection of goodwill and reputation through the action of passing off.

New information, be it a new computer program or novel device, developed by an organisation is valuable to it. So too is the organisation name and reputation. While some protection is automatic, like copyright, other protection and rights must be obtained under various legislation. When dealing with employees and third parties, ownership of existing and new rights needs to be clearly established so that rights are not lost.

Obligations in relation to the use of certain property and any confidential information must also be clearly established...

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ID Code: 51525
Item Type: Working Paper
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Keywords: Intellectual Property
ISBN: 1864351322
ISSN: 1037-1516
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > OTHER COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (159900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 Queensland University of Technology & The Authors
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2012 08:42
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 14:40

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