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Intellectual Property

IP stands for intellectual property. This refers to property rights in the creations of the human intellect (for example, inventions, know-how, and software). This intellectual property can be protected against imitation by obtaining property rights.

However, it is not only a matter of protecting one's idea but also of not infringing on the intellectual property rights of others!


Intellectual property rights

Intellectual Property Right: Patent

Subject of protection: Technical invention
Term: 20 years
Prerequisite: Novelty, inventive step, industrial application
Origin of the right: Application, examination, granting
Legal basis:  Patent Act (PatG)


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