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Saudi Authority for Intellectual property illustrates the difference between the abstract idea and intellectual property right

Saudi Authority for Intellectual property illustrates the difference between the abstract idea and intellectual property right

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property has launched a campaign entitled (acquire your idea) to educate Saudi society about the difference between the abstract idea and intellectual property rights. SAIP explained in its statement that ideas alone cannot be protected, it is not tangible and you cannot add legal protection on it.

The Authority confirmed through its official website and its accounts in social networking sites that the real challenge lies in what is added to the idea of ​​an effort or expression to make it something new, concrete and has a real existence.

SAIP showed how to turn the idea into intellectual property right where it is done by adding work on the idea to make it acquire an external manifestation and be a real product. For example, patent provides legal protection to a new technical product or method of its manufacture, copyright protects intellectual creations of authors, whether the product is visual or audiovisual, such as poems, books, pictures and other works, trademarks keeps the identity and gives it value such as logos, symbols and texts, and industrial design protects the external form of the product such as bags and perfumes.

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