A trade secret is a company’s particular method or product which enables it to acquire a special advantage over its competitors.
Companies invest huge sums of money into protecting their trade secrets.
Some steps have been taken to address these concerns, with the World Trade Organization Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health and the One Lap Top Per Child project.
Yet the owner of a national IP right can still object to a valuable project if it comes within the scope of that IP right, say the supply of providers of emergency services with the only communications technology which will work in extreme conditions in air ambulances.
This study will examine the tensioned relationship between copyright law and different forms of artworks, focusing upon the particularly taxing problem of conceptual art.
The categories provided by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 provides protection for a limited number of works, yet where conceptual forms of art can placed has thus far been an unclear issue.Disclaimer: This work was produced by one of our professional writers as a learning aid to help you with your studies.If you would like to view other samples of the academic work produced by our writers, please click here.It is suggested that an optimal degree of protection can be achieved by a balancing of use and rights.Yet the question of how to balance these aspects is complex and varies between industries.This study will explore the possibility of expanding this list to include other forms of art, yet seek to ensure that suitable limitations are placed to prevent unsuitable copyright from being granted in every case.The purpose of this study is to discuss the need for, convenience and feasibility of harmonization among (i) the enforcement of conventions devised to protect biodiversity (such as the Convention on Biological Diversity); (ii) the protection of traditional knowledge and local interests (particularly of developing countries) and; (iii) the enforcement of intellectual property rights, through the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).A Human Rights Emphasis is proposed as a means of evaluating what is meant in a particular case by compatible or incompatible with Convention rights in sections 3 and 6 HRA, given that the potentially conflicting rights to property, life and expression could be engaged in a patent action.The Human Rights Emphasis is then applied to the results of a creative yet legitimate approach to interpretation of the infringement provisions of the PA, to determine whether there should be a finding of infringement.Yet how are trade secrets to be defined in a legal context and how does business law conflict with trade secrets?This study will investigate the extent to which business law recognises trade secrets and how it seeks to protect them.