Intellectual Property Case Study : Trademark

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Intellectual Property Case Study Introduction Trademark: A trademark is unique emblem to any other symbol that distinguishes a specific product or produce. Since a trademarks is unique and specific to a product, service, or company; it can be used to exclusively identify that product, service or company. Legally, a trademark can be used to differentiate a product as well as recognise ownership of a particular brand. It means the person owning the trademark owns the product and can defend the ownership to the highest extent of the law. In most countries, there are agencies mandated to offer guidance to companies interested in trademarking their products. The role played by these agencies is important in aiding companies to protect their product both legally and in the market place from counterfeiters by enforcing patent laws. Counterfeiters imitate and sell other company products without proper authorization. Locally, the enforcement of patent laws protects companies and individuals from copyright infringements on their products and services. Internationally, the enforcement of patent laws is on a case-to-case basis since there is no established and universally accepted patent office that has international jurisdiction Patent: A patent is a government issued license that gives the holder of the patent certain exclusive claims to a process, invention, or design for a given period. A patent protects the holder of the patent from copyright infringement, and also gives the
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