1. Intellectual Property Law System

Intellectual Property Law System

Intellectual Property Law (Intro)

What is “Intellectual Property”?

What is the purpose in granting intellectual property rights?

What is required to capture or secure intellectual property rights?

What are “Trade Secrets?

What are patents or patent rights?

What are the primary types of patents?

What are the requirements for a valid patent?

What are the requirements for a design patent?

What are the requirements for a “utility patent”?

What is the process for securing patent rights?

What is a “Provisional Patent”?

What is the process for enforcing one’s patent rights?

What is a “Trademark”?

What are types of trademark”?

What is required to capture trademark rights?

What is the “Distinctiveness” requirement for a Trademark?

What is the process for determining whether a trademark is sufficient distinctive?

What is “Federal Trademark Registration”?

What protections exist for trademark rights under state law?

What are the primary reasons for rejecting a trademark application”?

What are the common trademark designations?

What is the process for filing for federal trademark registration?

What is trademark infringement?

How does one enforce trademark rights?

How does a trademark holder demonstrate infringement of a trademark? 

What is a copyright? 

What are the rights of a holder of a copyright?

What are the requirements for establishing copyrights?

What are the elements of a copyright?

How long is the period of copyright protection?

What is the process for registering a copyright?

Who may claim and secure copyright protection?

What is infringement and the process for enforcing a copyright?

What are the defenses available against a claim of copyright infringement?

What is “Fair Use” of a copyright?

What is the “First Sale Doctrine?

What international protections exist for intellectual property rights?