Introduction to Intellectual Property

  • Get awareness of acquiring the patent and copyright for their innovative works.

  • Get the knowledge of plagiarism in their innovations which can be questioned legally.

  • Understand the meaning of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

  • Understand the provision of IPR under TRIPS and WTO.

Intellectual property is an umbrella term covering patents, trademarks and copyrights. Intellectual property rights are specific abilities, granted by law to right holders, for the control of intellectual property. An intellectual property right is the legal right to property owned by a content creator and often protected through the use of a trademark or copyright.

Types of Intellectual Property:

  1. Copyright

  2. Rights in Performance

  3. The Law of Confidence

  4. Patents

  5. Designs

  6. Trade Marks

  7. Passing Off

  8. Trade Libel

  9. Cyber Law

  10. Broadcasting Rights

Solved Example:


Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) protect the use of information and ideas that are of: (UGC Paper 2: Commerce Oct 2020 Shift II)

Correct Answer: C

Solved Example:


Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) covers: (UKPSC RO/ARO Paper II- 2012)

Correct Answer: D