COPYRIGHT covers literary work such as (Novels, poems and plays) films, music, artistic, (e.g. Drawings, paintings, photograph, sculpture and architecture design). Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonographs in their recordings and broadcaster in their radio and television programs. Copyright also covers folklore, which is traditional cultural expression, songs, poems etc. and finally copyright covers traditional knowledge.What are Intellectual Property Rights?Intellectual Property rights are like any other property rights. They allow creators or owners of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation. These rights are outlined in Article 27 of the universal declaration of Human Rights, which provides for the right to benefit from the protection of moral and material interest resulting from authorship of scientific, literary or artistic productions.Why promote and protect Intellectual Property?There are several compelling reasons. First, the progress and wellbeing of humanity rest on its capacity to create and invent new works in the areas of technology and culture. Second, the legal protection of new creation encourages the commitment of additional resources for further innovations. Third, the promotion of Intellectual Property Spurs economic growth, create new jobs and industries and enhance the quality and enjoyment of life.What is a Patent?A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, a product or process that provides a new way of doing something or that offers new technical solutions to a problem.A patent provides patent owners with the protection of their new inventions. Protection is granted for a limited period, generally 20 years.Who grants Patent?Patent is granted by the National Patent Office called the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO) upon filing of a patent application that includes but not limited to title of invention, indication of its technical field, the background and description of the invention; such descriptions are usually accompanied by visual materials such as drawings, plans or diagrams that describe the invention in greater details. Claims are also included to help determine the scope of the patent protection.What is Utility Model?An exclusive right granted for an invention, which allows the right holder to prevent others from commercially using the protected invention without his authorization for a limited period of time. It is sometimes referred to as petit patent, small patent incremental patent, etc.What is a trademark?A trademark is a distinctive sign that identifies certain goods or service produced or provided by an individual or company. Trademark has three (3) characteristic and they are original, distinctive, and non-descriptive.Kinds of trademarkA trademark may be one or a combination of words, letters, and numerals. They may consist of drawings, symbols or three dimension signs such as the shape and packaging of goods.How long is trademark protection?Trademark protection is done for a period of ten (10) years in accordance with Sub-Part B, section 10.9 of the 2016 Intellectual Property Act. Subsequent renewal of additional ten (10) years can be done after the expiration of the first ten (10) years through application for renewal and payment of the prescribed fees.What is a mark?Mark means any visible sign capable of distinguishing the goods (trademark) or services (service mark) from one enterprise to that of another enterprise.What is Collective Mark?Collective Mark means any visible sign designated as such in the application for registration and capable of distinguishing the owner, which are associations whose members use them to be identified. Example: Accounting Associations engineer or architects Associations. What is a trade Name?Trade Name means the name of designation identifying and distinguishing one enterprise to that of the other.To be continued in next edition on Thursday, May 3, 2018.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) (Image courtesy: famt.ac.in)Intellectual property protection is critical in fostering innovation. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development. Similarly, artists would not be fully compensated for their creations and cultural vitality would suffer as a result.And so to help artists, inventors and players in the industry in Liberia to understand some basic terms of IP, we are launching this series.Who grants protection?Intellectual Protection is granted by virtue of registration by the Government of Liberia through the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO), with the issuance of a certificate of registration of creations or corporation works, after completing all the steps and procedure and payment of prescribed fees required for registration.What is Intellectual Property?Intellectual Property very broadly means the legal rights which result from intellectual activity in industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields. (WIPO, 2008) Intellectual Property is divided into two categories:INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY includes patent for inventions, trademark, industrial designs and geographical indications (GI).
“We thank the coach for his contribution towards the Club. We are keen to continually build a strong squad and tap it to its full potential. We wish him well in his next endavours,” KCB FC patron Paul Russo said.KCB FC is currently fourth on the NSL standings with 57 points with seven games to go before the end of the season.Kamau was appointed as the KCB Head Coach on January 11, 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000John Kamau has part ways with KCB FC as head coachNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 6 –KCB RFC head coach John Kamau has ditched the National Super League (NSL) side, the club announced on Thursday.Following the development, assistant coach Elvis Ayany, who has been in that role for some years, will steer the team during the remaining fixtures of the NSL as the Bankers chase promotion to return to the Kenyan Premier League after being relegated in 2015.
The kabaddi trails conducted by the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) turned out to be one of total confusion when their rival association’s players came in for a match against the Indian squads, which was never scheduled.On top of that, neither the men’s nor the women’s national team came for the trials as it was understood that a Delhi High Court’s order dated August 2, was completely misinterpreted by the petitioners from the rival New Kabaddi Federation of India (NKFI).Last month, NKFI had conducted their own trials in Bengaluru to select a men’s and women’s squads with an eye on a trial match against the two national teams who went to the Asian Games.NKFI has alleged that there have been rampant malpractices with regards to selection of the Indian teams for the Asian Games in Jakarta.Also read – Asian Games 2018: India women settle for silver in KabaddiThe Delhi High Court order clause 9 (i) states: “The Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India — respondent no. 4 shall conduct a selection process which shall commence from 15th September, 2018 at 11 am.”There was no mention of any national teams required to take part in the trial process.When the petitioner’s lawyer Bharat Nagar was asked that nowhere in the court order it is stated that senior India teams need to come for selection trials, he replied: “Well that’s an interpretation. We will submit our prayer that we came for trials but Indian team didn’t turn up.”When asked that since it was only mentioned trials, why did the players of the rebel body (NKFI), who got all kitted up, not compete against other aspirants, the advocate said: “But we had come here to play the national team.”advertisementAlso read – Asian Games 2018: Indian men’s kabaddi team settles for bronzeIt was a sorry sight for all those players whom NKFI had roped in promising a trial.In fact, it was learnt that most of the players who had come under the rebel association’s banner have not been part of national camp for a long time.As it eventually panned out the AKFI, following court orders, conducted an open for trial where girls from all age groups competed in front of observer Justice SP Garg.There was only one AKFI office-bearer, assistant secretary Deoraj Chaturvedi, who was present and he ran for cover when scribes asked him about the manner in which trials were being conducted.”Why are the trials being conducted?” he was asked and he replied: “I am only following the Honourable Court’s Order,” Chaturvedi replied.Also read – The insider that ended Indian kabaddi’s golden run at Asian Games 2018When asked what exactly is the Court Order, his answer was even more baffling.”I don’t know what the Court’s order is. You people please read it,” was his reply.”Please leave me as I am a paid employee. My post is that of assistant secretary but I am a salaried employee. My job was to get referees and look after arrangements and I have done that,” Chaturvedi said.When asked what will happen when these U-16 and U-19 girls win their matches, his answer was: “I don’t know”.(With PTI inputs)