Ideas, mere labor (e.g., putting together a telephone book; rejection of the «sweat of the brow doctrine»), concepts or instructions for humans (e.g., food recipes) do not fall under copyrights, even if they posses an individual character. Laws, ordinances and other governmental decrees as well as decisions, protocols and reports made by officials and public administrators, means of payment, patent documents, and publicized patent applications are also not protected.
29.11.2019 | Media release
Corina Eichenberger-Walther to take over the presidency of the Institute Council of the IPI
Court decisions now available on our website
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions