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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Intellectual property is defined as referring to creations of the mind, such as inventions, patents, works of literature, musical creations, designs, symbols and images. They are protected by law via various forms of registration such as patents, copyrights and trademarks. The holder of the registration is able to earn financial returns on it as well as wider recognition for its creation.
Intellectual property is divided into the following categories:
- Industrial Property which includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications,
- Copyright which includes novels, poems, plays, cinematography, music, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and architectural design
INFRINGEMENTAny violation of intellectual property rights is referred to as infringement and may be a breech of both or either civil law or criminal law. Timely registration of intellectual property rights ensures its protection and is a basis of legal action against the infringer.