INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

SIMPLY ORGANIC S.L. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 

Simply Organic S.L. Intellectual Property Rights include patents, copyright, industrial design rights, trademarks (logos), branding, graphic design, animation, written content, plant variety rights, trade dress, geographical indications, and some jurisdictions trade secrets.

The purpose of intellectual property law is to encourage the creation of a wide variety of intellectual goods/works/services for consumers. To achieve this, the law gives individuals and businesses property rights to the information and intellectual goods they create, usually for a limited period of time.

This allows the creator to profit from the copyright and rights related to the work and gives economic incentive for their creation. The wide use is the primary focus of modern intellectual property law.

Simply Organic S.L Intellectual property rights are customarily divided into two main areas:

1.1. Copyright and rights related to copyright

The copyright gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Copyright may apply to a wide range of creative, intellectual, or artistic forms, or “works”. Copyright does not cover ideas and company information themselves, only the form or manner in which they are expressed.

The rights of authors of literary and artistic works (such as writing content, graphic design, animation, musical compositions, video creation, paintings and illustration, sculpture, computer programs and films) are protected by copyright, for a minimum period of 50 years after the death of the author.

Also protected through copyright and related (sometimes referred to as “neighbouring”) rights are the rights of performers (e.g., actors, singers, artists, designers and musicians), producers of phonograms (sound recordings) and broadcasting organisations. The main social purpose of protection of copyright and related rights is to encourage and reward creative work.

1.2. Industrial property

Industrial property is characterised as the protection of distinctive signs, distinctive product branding and in particular trademarks (logos) which distinguish the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings and geographical indications, which identify a good as originating in a place where a given characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.

  • The protection of such distinctive signs (company branding and logos) aims to stimulate and ensure fair competition and to protect consumers, by enabling them to make informed choices between various goods and services. The protection may last indefinitely, provided the sign in question continues to be distinctive.
  • The social purpose is to provide protection for the results of investment in the development of new technology, thus, giving the incentive and means to finance research and development activities.
  • The protection is usually given for a finite term (typically 20 years in the case of patents).

Simply Organic S.L is the Intellectual Property Copyrights and Rights owner of works carried out on behalf of, or for Simply Organic S.L The copyright gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it and the legitimate industrial property ultimately belongs to Simply Organic S.L.

While the basic social objectives of intellectual property protection are as outlined above, it should also be noted that the exclusive rights given are generally subject to a number of limitations and exceptions, aimed at fine-tuning the balance that has to be found between the legitimate interests of right holders and of users.