as we know, the future of an enterprise largely depends nowadays on its ability to translate knowledge into wealth through innovation: thus, intellectual property law plays an important role in this process. Trademarks, Copyrights, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Patents are worthy of legal protection. Legal issues and practical applications of WIPO Convention, WTO and TRIPs Agreements.
Curiosity: What is the first copyright law in the world? Where the term “copyright” did originate from? What is historical origin of the term copyright? The term copyright originated from England in the 15th century when the most important right in an author’s work was the right to copy. Gutemberg invented movable type of printing in the 15th Thanks to such invention, it became possible to produce books relatively quickly and cheaply. The publishers (at that time knows as “stationers”) paid the authors for the exclusive right to print, publish and sell their works. Of course, the stationers’ business was affected if someone copied their publication, particularly because the printing cost at the time was comparatively high, and the business had to be approved by the Crown. This is the historical origin, while The Statute of Anne (1709) was the first copyright law in the world.
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