INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY
World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on the 26th of April to learn about the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
This day recognizes the huge potential of young people to find new and better solutions that support the transition to a sustainable future. It is an opportunity for young people to find out how IP rights can support their goals, help transform their ideas into reality, generate income, create jobs and make a positive impact on the world around them. With IP rights, young people have access to some of the key tools they need to advance their ambitions.
To prove trademark violation in architecture, four things would have to be true:
- The building is distinctive. The building would have to be easily recognizable by many people.
- It represents a brand. The building would have to be easily associated with a brand or the sales of certain products.
- The use of the trademarked building was non-editorial. A newspaper photographer publishing a building’s image wouldn’t violate trademark, but an image of a building used to advertise another product could violate trademark.
What do you need to know about intellectual property in architecture and engineering? Do you know about copyrights and trademarks violation?
- Companies in the engineering industry, such as mechanical engineering or electrical engineering companies, must clearly define their intellectual property and protect their designs, processes, and inventions. Intellectual property protects the competitive advantage of the company, its market share, and its reputation.
- As the world is characterized by the increase in manufacturing capacities globally, but particularly in China, companies require to research and innovate more. Intellectual property rights protect the work and innovation of engineers and companies.
- Copyrights protect buildings designed for humans and exclude designs like bridges, cloverleafs, mobile homes, walkways, boats, dams, and recreational vehicles. They also exclude designs for configurations of spaces and designs for fixtures like windows, doors, and staple building components.