Intellectual Property: International Intellectual PropertyProtection – A Start-Up Guide

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are governed by the principle of territoriality: the exclusive right will only grant protection for the territory in which it was obtained. Start-ups seeking protection in multiple territories will thus have to file for protection multiple times. Consequently, the transaction costs for those seeking protection can be quite high. Start-ups must therefore carefully assess where they will apply for protection. This requires a balancing act, taking into account the overall cost and market advantages related to obtaining protection. Still, start-ups can make use of several registration systems that facilitate the obtaining of IPR and lower the costs involved. This brief aims to outline these simplified registration methods.

Intellectual Property – International Intellectual Property Protection – A Start-Up Guide

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