Enforcement and Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights
Policing Your IP Rights
1.First, the rights must be identified by class: trademark, trade secret, copyright, or patent. It is also important to remember that any single right may be protected by more than one type of intellectual property protection. For example, a patentable or trade secret right may have an associated trademark, or there may be copyrightable materials that accompany distribution of the patented item. Copyrighted instructions may be an important element in the commercialization of a trade secret. Consider the sale of a trade secret formula where the temperature, rate of mixing, and amount of the...