Protecting IP

Tell me about Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources, and Expressions of Folklore

Although International IP law is largely silent on the protection of traditional knowledge, Zambia has put in place a legal framework that seeks to protect access to, and use of, traditional knowledge, genetic resources, and expressions of folklore. The law, which is both defensive and positive in nature is known as the ‘The Protection of …

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Someone is using my work without authorisation, help!

You’re responsible for defending your copyright material against infringement, i.e., you can commence an action in the subordinate court or report the matter to the Zambia Police Service Intellectual property unit.

How does copyright protect my work?

Copyright prevents unauthorized persons from: copying your work distributing copies of it, whether free of charge or for sale renting or lending copies of your work performing, showing or playing your work in public making an adaptation of your work putting it on the internet

What works are covered by copyright?

Literary works include things like novels, poems, short stories, periodicals, essays, dictionaries, manuscripts, periodicals, and articles. It also includes software, such as smartphone apps, video games, and software. Musical Works consisting of musical notes and lyrics in a musical composition Audio/visual Works such as films, online videos, television shows, video games, etc. Sound Recordings such …

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What is copyright?

Copyright is concerned with protecting the work of the human intellect. The domain of copyright is the protection of literary and artistic works. These include writings, music, and works of the fine arts, such as paintings and sculptures, and technology-based works such as computer programs and electronic databases. Copyright grants the creator both moral and …

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What are the conditions for registering a design?

Conditions for registering a design: A design must be new i.e. it must not have been to an article anywhere in the world A design must have individual character i.e.  the overall impression it produces on an informed user differs  from the overall impression on such a user, by any earlier design

What is an Industrial Design?

An industrial design means features of a shape, configuration, pattern or ornament applied to an article which appeals to the eye.