Looking after your own
Infringement and theft of copyright and intellectual property has boomed in recent years with the growth of technology. Carolyn Boyle looks at how businesses can protect themselves and the efforts of several countries to legislate against the problem
For many companies, intellectual property is one of their most valuable resources. It is also one of their most vulnerable, open to abuse and misappropriation. IP law around the globe is constantly evolving to arm rights holders with up-to-date weaponry in their battle against infringers: the scope of available protection is being broadened and rights are more stringently enforced.
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