Types of IPR
IPR stands for “Intellectual Property Rights”. There are different types of IPR to protect different types of creations.
IPR is divided into registrable IPR, i.e. rights that can be registered with an authority, and non-registrable IPR.
Registered IPR arise when the person who came up with the invention submits an application to an authority. It is the Danish Patent and Trademark Office that processes Danish IPR applications and grants a valid right if the applications meet the requirements. Examples of registered IPR are patents, utility models, trademarks (for example company names and logos) and designs.
Non-registrable IPR are rights that automatically awarded when a creation is produced that meets certain requirements. However, since there is no authority to approve the right, this means that the enforcement of such rights always begins with proving that the ownership of the actual right. Examples of non-registrable IPR are copyright and trade secrets.