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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYINTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of theIntellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the
mind:mind:

inventions, literary and artistic works, andinventions, literary and artistic works, and
symbols, names,symbols, names,

images, and designs used in commerce.images, and designs used in commerce.
IP IP is is divided divided into into two two categories: categories: IndustrialIndustrial

property, which includes inventions (patents),property, which includes inventions (patents),
trademarks, industrial designs, and geographictrademarks, industrial designs, and geographic

indications of source; and Copyright, whichindications of source; and Copyright, which
includes literary and artistic works such asincludes literary and artistic works such as

novels, poems and plays, films, musical works,novels, poems and plays, films, musical works,
arartistic works such as drawings, paintings,tistic works such as drawings, paintings,

photographs and sculptures, and architecturalphotographs and sculptures, and architectural
designs. designs. Rights Rights related related to copto copyright yright include include thosethose

of performing artists in their performances,of performing artists in their performances,
producers of phonograms in their recordings, andproducers of phonograms in their recordings, and
those of broadcasters in their radio and televisionthose of broadcasters in their radio and television

programs.programs.

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•• A patent is a monopoly right in the use of an inventions.A patent is a monopoly right in the use of an inventions.

Not all inventions can be Not all inventions can be patentpatented.ed.

Patent durationPatent duration

•• Term of every patent in India is 20 years from the date of Term of every patent in India is 20 years from the date of 

filing of patent application, irrespective of whether it isfiling of patent application, irrespective of whether it is

filed with provisional or complete specification. However, infiled with provisional or complete specification. However, in

case of applications filed under PCTcase of applications filed under PCT (Patent Cooperation(Patent Cooperation

Treaty)Treaty) the term of 20 years begins from International filingthe term of 20 years begins from International filing

date.date.

TheThe Patent Cooperation TreatyPatent Cooperation Treaty ((PCTPCT) is an) is an internationalinternational

patentpatent lawlaw treatytreaty, concluded in 1970. It provides a unified, concluded in 1970. It provides a unified

procedure for filingprocedure for filing patent applicationspatent applications to protectto protect

inventionsinventions in each of its contracting states. A patentin each of its contracting states. A patent

application filed under the PCT is called anapplication filed under the PCT is called an internationalinternational

applicationapplication, or, or PCT application.PCT application.

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