Card Set Information
Major Distinctions and Features of Intellectual Property and Protection
Land and houses.
Legally indicated by a deed
Tangible and movable.
Legally indicated by a sales receipt
Indicated via trade secrets, trademarks, copy-rights, or patents
No time limit
Legal protection against others attempting to learn secret
May be legally "reverse engineered"
Relates to any word, name, symbol, or device which is used to indicate source of goods
Opportunity to renew every 5 years
Can be lost if owner cannot demonstrate reasonable effort made to prevent public from using trademark in generic sense.
Intellectual forms of expressions
Artwork, books, music
Finite Time limit
Only protects expression of idea, not the idea itself
protect functional products or concepts.
20 years of protects
Protect asexually produced plants
Protect the form or shape of an object
Only protect the appearance, not the functional capabilities