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Secrets of Intellectual Property

A Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Exporters

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Guide in form of questions and answers dealing with intellectual property (IP) issues, aimed at small and medium-sized exporters and trade support institutions – explains basic concepts and principles regarding patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, confidential business information, and geographical indications; covers questions relevant to ownership of rights by employees, contracting, licensing and technology transfer; highlights importance of IP issues when drawing business, marketing and export plans and strategies, and deals with IP rights protection abroad; looks at link between IP and quality regulations and standards, packaging and labelling, electronic commerce and use of information technology; considers valuation and financial aspects of IP rights; focuses on the application of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement).

English Spanish, French

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What is the easiest way to apply for patent protection in several countries? What is the PCT?

Do you want to protect your invention in several countries? If so, you should consider the advantages that are offered by filing an international application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). By filing one international application under the PCT, you can simultaneously seek patent protection for an invention in all countries that are Contracting Parties to the PCT (123 States in January 2004).

English French, Spanish

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