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Unit 11: intellectual property

Unit 11: intellectual property

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Language English
Category English
Level Other
Created / Updated 24.11.2011 / 06.12.2011
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intellectual property

geistiges Eigentum

Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.

passing off

Passing off is a common law tort which can be used to enforce unregistered trademark rights. The tort of passing off protects the goodwill of a trader from a misrepresentation that causes damage to goodwill.

The law of passing off prevents one person from misrepresenting his or her goods or services as being the goods and services of the claimant, and also prevents one person from holding out his or her goods or services as having some association or connection with the plaintiff when this is not true.

distinctive (the mark must be distinctive)


having a special quality, character, or appearance that is different and easy to recognize:


Täuschung / Irreführung

the act of deliberately making someone believe something that is not true.


Cybersquatting (also known as domain squatting), according to the United States federal law known as the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, is registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. The cybersquatter then offers to sell the domain to the person or company who owns a trademark contained within the name at an inflated price.


einstweillige / gerichtliche Verfügung

law: an order given by a court which tells someone not to do something:

renewal (of a trade mark)



Verfall / Ablauf

the date something stops being valid or ends.