Commentary

60.2 Meaning of ‘intellectual property’

BOILERPLATE AND COMMERCIAL CLAUSES vol 4(3)
| Commentary

60.2 Meaning of ‘intellectual property’

| Commentary

60.2 Meaning of ‘intellectual property’

‘Intellectual property’ refers to a number of different rights. There is no universal meaning of ‘intellectual property’. Some legislation provide a meaning of ‘intellectual property’ and most include the following rights as being an ‘intellectual property’1:

  1. (a)

        patents (including supplementary protection certificates);

  2. (b)

        registered designs;

  3. (c)

        design right;

  4. (d)

        copyright;

  5. (e)

        database rights;

  6. (f)

        registered trade marks;

  7. (g)

        unregistered trade marks;

  8. (h)

        applications for registered intellectual property;

  9. (i)

        know-how (both technological and commercial) and other confidential information; and

  10. (j)

        licences of other rights in respect of the above.

The term ‘intellectual property’ will also cover:

  1. (k)

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