Intellectual Property Rights

The first attempts to govern the sphere of intellectual property (IP) were made many years ago, but the growing interest in IP is connected with the characteristics of modern times. Globalization is one of the key notions responsible for the increasing importance of intellectual property in different spheres of life. With the intense migration of people, ideas, and thoughts, intellectual property travels quickly from one country to another. This feature makes it necessary for the domain of intellectual property to be protected not only at the national level but also at the international one. Intellectual property rights can be briefly defined as the set of rights that protect the results of one’s scientific or professional activities. The rights are connected with granting authors or creators ...

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