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Protection for inventions. Inventions must be new (first
in the world); be useful (functional and operative); show
inventive ingenuity and not be obvious to someone skilled
in that area. It can be a product, a composition, an apparatus,
a process or an improvement on any of these.
Trade-mark registration gives you exclusive rights to
words, symbols and designs, or combinations of these,
that distinguish your wares or services from those of
Protection for books and maps; lyrics and musical scores;
sculptures and paintings; photographs, films and tapes;
computer programs and databases
4.Industrial Design An industrial design must be an original shape, pattern
or ornamentation applied to a manufactured article.
The shape of a table or the decoration on the handle
of a spoon are examples of industrial designs.
5.Integrated Circuit Topographies The electronic circuits of an integrated circuit (IC)
product are embodied in a three-dimensional hill and
valley configuration called a topography.