Businesses Should Always Opt For Intellectual Property Rights

By Michelle L Published 12/6/2009 | Legal

Whether we agree or not, the fact is Trademarks and Copyrights are important parts of companies. Many people do not have much idea about these intellectual property rights but they are important nevertheless. Given below are some of the questions that you may have on the intellectual property rights:

How can intellectual property rights help businesses?

If your company has created an original work that other business has never come up with, then you can get IPR for it and enjoy many benefits. The intellectual property rights can be licensed or sold. You can also transfer the trademark or copyright to someone else for money if you want. This way, you will be able to earn money from the IPR. If your company has created a magazine article, technical jingle, a new song, etc, it will be possible for you to control how it is used commercially. For instance, you can charge money each time someone asks for and uses your work commercially.

How can I get the intellectual property rights?

The intellectual property rights are legal rights. Letís talk about copyright. When a work is created, it is automatically assumed that the work has copyright. A work is said to be created when it is recorded for the first time or put down on a copy. This means that as soon as you write and post content to your content online, the work gets copyright automatically.

Can I take and use content or pictures from the internet?

If you take the pictures taken by someone else or use the content written by someone else without giving credits to the owner, then it will not just be unethical but it will also be illegal. The last thing you want is to put your website and yourself in danger of lawsuit. Never use the work of someone else in your website if you have not taken the permission from the owner of the work to use it. If you do use it, do not forget to mention that the work is not owned by you and you also have to mention the name or the website from where you have taken the work from. It is always recommended that the content in your site is original. Try not to use other peopleís work as far as possible.

After finding out the answers to the questions above, I am sure you must be aware why IPR or intellectual property rights are important.