Legal protection abroad

Intellectual property rights (patents, utility models, designs, trademarks) are essentially territorial rights, which means that they are valid where they are registered. This can be a specific country or a group of countries in which protection is registered under a specific procedure under different conventions.

Registration means the registration process that has taken place, so that the application has not only been submitted but also “accepted”. Due to the nature of Intellectual property rights, the fact of grant or registration has a retroactive effect on the date of filing, and from there, although retroactively, it creates final protection as you can read from https://blogs.cornell.edu/react/inventhelp-taking-inventions-from-paper-to-the-global-marketplace-hinges-on-usp/.

Protection thus granted retrospectively to the date of filing shall continue until it is maintained or otherwise destroyed. However, this only applies to the country, group of countries or region for which the notification has been submitted. However, there is one – sometimes unpleasant – consequence of this. Where protection is not registered, the subject of the legal protection (invention, design, design, trademark) is a public good, or at least not protected by such strong rights.

An Intellectual property application filed in US or in another country will result in protection in US or in that country as a result of the Intellectual property protection procedure (eg patent protection, utility model protection, design protection, trademark protection) and will not extend to other countries or groups of countries without extension.

The same is true for another country, if someone there only makes a report for that country, it will apply to that country. The consequence of this is that if there is a valid protection in one place but it is not valid elsewhere, then outside the area of ​​validity, the object of protection can be freely realized by someone else, e.g. you can utilize the invention, usage pattern, design, you can manufacture the product, you can use the technology as described in https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/InventHelp-Reviews-E152162.htm article.

Market products, technologies, and signs used in connection with goods and services in a given country may also be protected to some extent by the provisions of applicable competition law, copyright, or civil law, which may be invoked before the courts there. However, this is not always as effective as a reference to registered Intellectual property rights.

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