On November 8th 2016 we had an opportunity and at the same time a huge pleasure to take part in Webminar, which was dedicated to intellectual property law and organized by Eltoma Corporate Service.
Information given by speaker considered subject area of the concept of intellectual property, copyright, patents, Trademarks, industrial design right, geographical indications and trade secrets.
The function of The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) placed in Geneva has been shortly discussed as well as assumptions of the Madrid System, which operates pursuant to Madrid Agreement concluded in order to lead international registration of trademarks. Speaker quoted very accurately a sentence constituted in 1777 while ruling in case Bach vs Longman, which defined intellectual property as “Intangible rights protecting the products of human intelligence and creation, such as copyrightable works, patented inventions, Trademarks, and trade secrets.”
While speaking of precedential cases considering copyrights (Kenrick vs Lawrence in 1890 or Hawkes & Son (London) Ltd. Vs Paramount Film Service Ltd in 1934), attention has been paid to its various limitation resulting from the Fair Use doctrine as well. We widely discussed patentability requirements : Novelty, Usefulness, Non-obviousness. Moreover, we had an opportunity to follow proceedings of Trademarks’ registration with expert’s comments.
Webminarium was extremely interesting for us, substantial and gave us a lot of useful information. We are looking forward to take part in next conferences organized by Eltoma Corporate Service in the nearest future.
The information was prepared by Anna Bednarska of KG Legal Polish Law Firm. KG Legal provides specialised legal assistance to IT, Life Science as well as investment processes in Poland and organises networking between Polish and international companies and research centres.