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The violation of the rights owned by someone else has over an intellectual property is what is referred to as an infringement to intellectual property. Patents, trademarks, and copyrights are some of the kinds of intellectual property rights that one can own. 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. Take a look below at the details of the various kinds of intellectual property infringement as we have mentioned them in their details.
We will take a look at trademark infringement. Like the name points, it is the violation of the exclusive rights that are attached to the 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 may even happen when one party, the infringer, gets to use a trademark that is similar or in a way confusing in relation to the trademark of another ownership for the sake of promotion of goods or services that are similar to those under the inventory of the other trademark owner. If you are a trademark rights owner and you have your rights over the same violated by another, then you are at liberty to initiate legal proceedings against such a person.
Next is a look at the patent infringement. 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 licenses that can either be sold, assigned or transferred and will only work in those jurisdictions where the patents have been issued. When a patent reaches its expiration dates, the use of the formerly patented product becomes open to all. 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.