The term “Intellectual property” denotes absolute rights to intangible assets resulting from intellectual/mental activities. Examples for such immaterial goods are inventions, literary works, pictures, word marks, designs and geographical indications.

Intellectual property rights protect the interests of the creator by giving them temporary property rights of their creations.
By and large, intellectual property rights are divided into industrial property rights (e.g. patents, trademarks) and copyright (for literary and other artistic works such as paintings and architectural creations). Industrial property rights are usually constituted by entry into a registry while copyright protection applies from the time of completition of the work.

Intellectual property is protected by national laws and international treaties. The following discussion gives a brief overview of the main intellectual property rights. For more information please contact us, we will be glad to be of assistance!