Manage your Intellectual Property in Latin America

IP Glossary

Term description:

Also known as Digital Rights Management Systems refers to those devices or software that allow the rightholder to control or limit the use of his/her protected work.

Term description:

Any confidential business information which provides an enterprise a competitive advantage, may be considered as a trade secret. Trade secrets comprend manufacturing, industrial secrets or commercial secrets. The unauthorized use of such information by persons other than the holder is regarded as an unfair practice and a violation of the trade secret. Depending on the legal system, the protection of trade secrets forms part of the general concept of protection against unfair competition or is based on specific provisions or case law on the protection of confidential information.

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A Trademark is a distinctive sign that distinguishes certain goods or services of one undertaking from those produced or provided by other undertakings. The holder of a registered trademark has the exclusive legal right to use said trademark in relation to the products or services for which it was registered.

Term description:

Means Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. It is a disposition contained in the agreement that establishes the World Trade Organization. Aim of TRIPS is the creation of basic principles regarding the government of IP rights in the market, minimizing distortions and impediments to international trade as well as promoting effective and adequate protection of Intellectual Property Rights.

Term description:

Describes the practice of registering as domain name the most common mistyped written forms of reputed trademarks. Twiter.com or legoo.com are examples of typosquatting. 

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