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Protection of intellectual property

The protection of intellectual property is important when building an organization´s IP strategy and implementing it in a practice. The entrepreneurs and individuals need to understand the basics of intellectual property (IP) law to best protect their property creations and ideas from an unfair advantage.

Seek professional guidance from an intellectual property attorney to help your company plan for success and avoid theft of ideas, designs, and other concepts.

some of the intellectual property that can be protected are:

  • Trademark
  • Patents
  • Copyrights

Some of the common ways to protect intellectual property are as follows

Register of intellectual property

The strongest protection comes from registering intellectual property. This can discourage many from infringing the intellectual property without the approval of the owner. The business needs to register it with relevant authority by following all the rules and regulations as per UAE law.

Establishing contractual relationship

The organization may seek to protect their intellectual property through carefully constructed legal contracts. Contracts that protect intellectual property include the following features.

  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • Clause covering intellectual property such as clear ownership clause

After establishing the contracts, organizations should regularly engage with their business partners to draw attention to those clauses and to ensure that partners fully understand what those obligations mean for both parties.

The organization may want to need to strengthen its security procedures when getting involved in a new international venture. This can help to quickly identify unauthorized or malicious activities by internal-external parties. security strengthening practice can include the following examples

  • Conducting background checks
  • Restricting access to essential parties
  • Prohibiting unauthorized copies of intellectual property

Including intellectual property clauses in the terms and conditions

It is important to include the terms and conditions that outline the rules and guidelines that users must agree and adhere to in order to do business. It is within the agreement that should include an intellectual property clause that claims the sole ownership of the intellectual property.

Preventive measures

Below mentioned there are some preventive measures that can be followed by the owner for protection of the intellectual property

Conduct research:

in order to avoid the likelihood of confusion, the owner of the intellectual property must ensure that the intellectual property of others in your industry is not similar to the proposed mark. This can be attained by conducting proper research regarding intellectual property.

Trademark Watch services

If the intellectual property is unnoticed and unchecked the intellectual property is likely to be stolen

It is extremely important to monitor the intellectual property in order to protect your it from infringers

Monitor your Market Place

Below mentioned are some common ways to monitor the market place

  • It is essential to have a brief track on to new products and companies and note the images and words in their marks.
  • Also Set up Internet search alerts, such as Google alerts, to receive emails when words or phrases similar to your work are mentioned online.
  • Investigate products that appear similar.

Record evidence of intellectual property development:

Keep a log of evidence that records the development of your intellectual property. For example, file dated and signed copies of drawings and drafts.

Infringement of Intellectual Property

Seek expert advice.

To ensure that any intellectual property you created is properly protected contact an intellectual property attorney for advice.

Intellectual Property services

As a specialist firm HHS lawyers, a legal consultant offers intellectual property services. Our team comprises of intellectual property consultants, to facilitate the intellectual property protection process. We can offer beneficial support and strategic guidance at every stage from analyzing the scope of business to the registration of the brand name. To know more contact us

M. Al Khatem

Trademark & Intellectual Property

M. Al Khatem is a senior Trademark and Intellectual Property (IP) expert in HHS Lawyers. He has handled some of the firm’s complex, high-profile cases – many involving the protection of trademark and IP rights.