Today we will tell you today is national what day. World Intellectual Property Day , what is it? This term generally includes all works of the mind , be they inventions, literary or artistic works, drawings, symbols, names of brands (or domains in the Internet world! ), logos, etc.
Intellectual property comes in two forms:
Industrial property, with inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs
Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works (novels, theater, films, music, drawings, paintings, photos, sculptures,).
In France the bodies responsible for protecting copyright and intellectual property are, at least in name, known to the general public: INPI (National Institute of Intellectual Property) deals with trademarks and patents while SACEM (society of authors composers and publishers of music) takes care to manage the authors’ rights of the authors!
Consulting them before embarking on a business creation or writing texts will avoid many (bad) surprises.
An association, the APP (Agency for the Protection of Programs) for its part has given a mission to protect computer programs. It offers its members to deposit their software to create a precedent and avoid the risk of copying.