Protection of IP
|Why to deal with this?|| Intellectual property (IP) comprises the ownerships which result from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields. There are two main categories:
According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Intellectual Property Handbook intellectual property rights (IPR) include:
Even though IP may be protected by law and ownership questions are fairly defined, it is necessary to enforce one's IP. Product piracy or a simple copy and paste mentality are two examples for this. According to the different nature of IP, different strategies might be useful to enforce ones IPR.
|When is it suitable/applicable?|| 1. Wheny you plan an innoavtion project, ensure the access rights to all relevant knowhow.
2. Assess if your newly developed product/ process/ service is capabale of being protected. If yes, consider registering for the suitable IPR type.
3. IPR enforcement is applicable when the IP owner is of the opinion that enforcing IPR is economically reasonable for the organisation. It is an estimation of probable losses through IP misuse by a third party compared to the estimated costs/ benefits of IPR enforcement.
|When is it NOT suitable/applicable?||IPR enforcement is not suitable when costs of monitoring and enforcement are too high.|
|What costs are related to it (financial, time effort etc.)?||Costs and effort depend on the IPR strategy.|
|What’s the relevant HTE output?||The Hightech Europe project itself does not focus on access rights and intellectual property. This website (Food Tech Innovation Portal) helps you identify technologies and suitable partners for European R&D projects and technical cooperations, including comments on IP/access rights for each technology.|
|Whom can I talk to from the HTE team?||all partners|
|Title||Protection of IP|