Intellectual property infringement is by far and large the breach of the rights owned by another over intellectual property. Some of the intellectual property rights are such as trademarks, copyrights and patents. This as such shows us the fact that the intellectual property infringement may take a number of forms and these are such as copyright infringement, patent infringement and trademark infringement. Let us see some of these broken down into their finer details.
We will take a look at trademark infringement. This is particularly the infringement on the rights of exclusive nature that are attached to a particular trademark. It often gets to occur especially where one gets to use a trademark owned by someone else without necessarily having the permission of the trademark owner or having any of the necessary permitting licenses. This kind of infringement to intellectual property may even assume the form whereby you have a person using the trademark that is similar or in a way confusing to that of another to promote goods and or services that are part of the inventory of the other who has the exclusive rights over the trademark. As a trademark owner you have the rights to institute legal proceedings in any case you have your rights to the particular trademark violated by another person.
The other bit of the infringement of intellectual property is that of patent infringement and it is the one we will be taking a look at next. Patent law by and large works so as to ensure that the inventor of some kind of intellectual property indeed has the monopoly to make and sell the particular invention. A patent will in most cases be valid for a limited period of time but during this particular period of time, you will have the patent rights barring others from making, selling or using the given patented product. Patents are generally licenses that can be sold, transferred or assigned and as well you need to note that they are only effective in those countries where they are issued. The moment a patent gets to reach its expiry dates, then the product that is so patented ceases to be so and its use becomes now open to all the parties who may be interested in it use. You need to as well bear in mind the fact that there are often some annual patent renewal fees that must be paid by all the patent holders.
Thus patent infringement happens to be the commission of some form of unwanted acts in relation to a particular product and this is one that is seen to be in the absence of the permission from the patent holder. By and large, there is a variation from one state to another with relation to patent infringement but what’s common in all is that there has to be a violation of the patented invention.