What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual Property (IP) can include copyright, patents or patentable inventions, designs, Trade Marks, new plant varieties, circuit layouts, trade secrets and confidential information.
Type of Intellectual Property
(For further information regarding UTAS Copyright policies, guidelines and support please visit the UTAS copyright web site: www.utas.edu.au/copyright/index.html)
|Literary work (such as the text of a journal article or thesis, or certain computer code).
Artistic work (such as a painting).
Dramatic work (such as a play) Musical works (such as a song) Films (such as moving visual images).
Sound Recordings (such as a music CD).
Broadcasts (such as those on TV).
Published Editions (such as in the case of a book of compiled poems- the layout and typeset of the edition).
|Inventions and Patents||Certain methods or devices which are useful, inventive and new, like Cochlear's Bionic Ear.|
|Designs||A product with new and distinctive visual features, like a new style of chair.|
|Trade Marks||Certain letters, words, shapes or symbols used to distinguish a good or service.|
||A new plant variety and its propagating material.|
|Circuit Layouts||An original circuit design.|
|Trade Secrets/ Confidential Information||A confidential method or process or other secret and valuable information.|
What are Moral Rights?
Authors and performers of copyright protected literary, artistic, dramatic and artistic works as well as cinematograph films have moral rights. Even if copyright is assigned, the author/ performer still retain their moral rights which cannot be assigned to the University or anyone else.
Moral rights can include, in relation to authorship/ performership:
- A right of attribution;
- A right not to have work/performership falsely attributed; and
- A right of integrity (including not subjecting a work or performance to derogatory treatment)