Introduction to Intellectual Property

It discusses various forms of Intellectual Property and the importance to protect them. It covers basics of Patents, patentability criteria, Trademarks, registrable and non-registrable Trademarks, spectrum of protection offered, process of registration and its advantages, infringement and remedies for infringement. Basics of Trade Secrets, advantages of keeping a trade secret, trade secret vs patenting, concept of misappropriation, use of confidentiality agreements and related case studies. Basics of Copyrights and related rights, associated moral rights, works made for hire, concept of fair use, copyright infringement and remedies for infringements. Also covers Geographical Indications, Plant Varieties and Industrial Designs.