|The Oxford English Reference Dictionary defines
“intellectual property” as “property that is the
result of creativity and does not exist in tangible
form, such as patents, copyright, trademarks etc”.
The United States Department of State describes the
term as meaning “creative ideas and expressions of
the human mind that have commercial value and
receive the legal protection of a property right.
The major legal mechanisms for protecting
intellectual property rights are copyrights,
patents, and trademarks. Intellectual property
rights enable owners to select who may access and
use their property and to protect it from
In Ireland the primary intellectual property
rights are patents, trade marks, designs and copyright.
|In 1805 Beaufort conceived the
13-point wind scale.