Copyrights protect works of literature and art. They protect the expression and not the content of an idea. Thus, it is the concrete work in which an idea finds expression that is protected, not the idea itself.
For example, a scientific treatment of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity is protected as a literary work, but not the theory itself. Copyrights automatically exist the moment a creation comes into existence. No formalities or filing is possible or necessary. No registration for copyrights exists.
Benefits: The copyright owner determines whether, when, and how his work will be used. «To use» means, specifically, reproducing, distributing, making accessible (e.g., putting a work on the internet), performing and presenting, broadcasting and rebroadcasting and adapting (e.g., translating the work).
08.06.2018 | IP news
Winners of the European Inventor Award 2018 announced: The Swiss physicist Ursula Keller receives lifetime achievement award
Better international protection for Swiss quality products
29.05.2018 | Partners and initiatives
The start-up grüengahts wins the IPI’s IP Management Award 2018
Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich
14.02.2018 | Event
Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève
Patents and pharmaceuticals - Public event at the IPI in collaboration with the European Patent Office