Implementation of Intellectual Property Right: Multiple Parties’ Responsibility

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How important is intellectual property right (IPR)? IPR protects the creator or inventor’s benefits, so that it stimulates the interest of innovation. According to United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the number of patent application has been increased over 450% from 1980 to 2010. It shows that people now are more concern about copyright issues. However, the problems are still appearance in intellectual property (IP), while owners have a patent application. The article, “Who is This Man, and Why Is He Screaming?” written by Rachel Kadish, indicates the problems about IPR that the author’s cousin, Galai, to upload his portrait to Flickr and later it is used for rock band’s posters, flags of protesters and logo of …show more content…
In term of material of the wall, it should be the knowledge in IPR. People have not fully developed concept on IPR, so they are lacking experience to secure virtual belongings. For example, Galai posted his portrait on a social website without licensing (Kadish 260). The owner thinks that their own account can protect their arts, articles or photos. However, most of the social platforms are treated all users’ account as the company’s property. Before using any medium to distribute IP, it is important to read the policy of the medium carefully. In addition, owner has to understand their rights on IP, so as to choose the most suitable term for registration. According to Jolly’s study, the terms are Patents, Registered designs, Trademarks and Copyrights which are slightly different from others (Jolly 1). As an example, the owner wants to protect his or her property’s design, but it is registered for the Copyrights term which only prevent product from being copied. Thus, the competitor can simply change the color or shape of the design which is still legally accepted and does not oppose the terms. Although owners can prefer to registry all the terms, it is time consuming and costs too much to compare with choosing a specific term. Furthermore, the terms are changed by time and have so many details, so it may be difficult for the owner to select a correct term for his or her IP. An example is mask works (semi products for integrated circuits), which the

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