Protect the idea with a patent for your safety

Current legal protection regimes in the field of intellectual property protection do not support the protection of the idea per se, but focus on the intellectual product created on the basis of the idea. This means that an invention, design or design created on the basis of an “idea” can be protected if it meets certain criteria.

There used to be a saying among law enforcement professionals: If someone has a good idea, don’t talk about it, but do it. This means creating something based on the idea, in which the idea is embodied, be it a technical solution or a product, a service, and the intellectual product created in this way will probably be able to be protected by law as shown in article.

Of course, care must be taken to ensure that legal action is taken in a timely manner, ie before disclosure or contact with other business partners. In this case, it is worth contacting a specialist as soon as possible, with whom the protection strategy can be built up and the appropriate steps can still be taken.

Many concepts are used in public discourse, in the press and in the media, which are misleading and their legal content is inaccurate. Such is the name “world patent,” which is commonly used as if something were protected for the whole world. This intention, the need behind it, is understandable, because indeed many times it would be necessary for something to be protected in many countries, or in all countries of the world, but industrial property rights do not use this concept. Instead, we can talk about legal protection, legal protection that is registered in many countries around the world.

However, these require separate procedures. In connection with these, there are various methods that can be actually applied to the various forms of protection. The term “world patent” is also often confused with the possibilities offered by the PCT international patent application, which is a very advantageous tool for extending rights abroad in relation to patents and utility models. However, a PCT application does not result in a “world patent” as you can read on

The PCT procedure is a preferred way of extending rights in one step, extending rights to all States Parties to the PCT Convention, but registration must then be continued on a country-by-country basis, in national or regional procedures, which then result in final rights.

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