Although ideas are not protected, their material expression can be protected by copyright. In the modern world copyright is an extremely useful tool for the protection of intellectual works that are not covered by other IP rights, such as data bases (except for those protected under Directive 96/9/EC) and software, and that often involve millions of investments. Copyright is also important to the recreation industry (films, music, etc.).
However technology and the unrestricted nature of the Internet pose new threats to copyright as it is extremely easy to take advantage of existing works without any paying remuneration to the creator.
Our professionals will advise you on how to address copyright issues and support you in drawing your strategy. Should you need to go on with legal proceedings to defend your rights and interests, the attorneys with whom INTEL-LEX collaborates will be happy to serve you.