Intellectual Property Sample Clauses

Intellectual Property. The Company and the Subsidiaries have, or have rights to use, all patents, patent applications, trademarks, trademark applications, service marks, trade names, trade secrets, inventions, copyrights, licenses and other intellectual property rights and similar rights necessary or required for use in connection with their respective businesses as described in the SEC Reports and which the failure to so have could have a Material Adverse Effect (collectively, the “Intellectual Property Rights”). None of, and neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has received a notice (written or otherwise) that any of, the Intellectual Property Rights has expired, terminated or been abandoned, or is expected to expire or terminate or be abandoned, within two (2) years from the date of this Agreement. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has received, since the date of the latest audited financial statements included within the SEC Reports, a written notice of a claim or otherwise has any knowledge that the Intellectual Property Rights violate or infringe upon the rights of any Person, except as could not have or reasonably be expected to not have a Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Company, all such Intellectual Property Rights are enforceable and there is no existing infringement by another Person of any of the Intellectual Property Rights. The Company and its Subsidiaries have taken reasonable security measures to protect the secrecy, confidentiality and value of all of their intellectual properties, except where failure to do so could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
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Intellectual Property. (i) Except as set forth in the SEC Reports, Parent and its Subsidiaries (excluding the Company and its Subsidiaries) exclusively own the KFC, PIZZA HUT and TACO XXXX Trademarks; the Company or its Subsidiaries exclusively owns the EAST DAWNING, LITTLE SHEEP and ATTO PRIMO Trademarks; and (ii) except as set forth in the SEC Reports or the Company Financial Statements and except as has not had and would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on the Company, (A) Parent, Company or a Subsidiary exclusively owns all other material proprietary Intellectual Property used in the conduct of the China Division as currently conducted, in each case in China, free and clear of any Encumbrances; (B) the Company or its Subsidiaries own or are licensed to use, all other Intellectual Property used in the conduct of the China Division as currently conducted; (C) all registered Intellectual Property that is owned by Parent, the Company or the Subsidiaries and used in the China Division as currently conducted is subsisting and unexpired, and to the Knowledge of the Company, valid and enforceable; and the use of such Intellectual Property by the Company or its Subsidiaries does not infringe upon, misappropriate or otherwise violate the Intellectual Property rights of any Person; (D) to the Knowledge of the Company, no Person is infringing, misappropriating or otherwise violating any right of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to any Intellectual Property owned by and/or exclusively licensed to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries; (E) there is no claim or proceeding pending or, to the Knowledge of the Company, threatened (including cease-and-desist letters or invitations to take patent license) against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries challenging their respective use of Intellectual Property; (F) no Intellectual Property owned by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is being used by or enforced by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in a manner that would reasonably be expected to result in the abandonment, cancellation or unenforceability of such Intellectual Property; and (G) the Company or its Subsidiaries use commercially reasonable efforts to protect and maintain the security, operation and integrity of all material systems and Computer Software (and all data stored therein or processed thereby) used in the conduct of the China Division as currently conducted and there have been no material breaches, outages, violations ...
Intellectual Property. The Company and the Subsidiaries have, or have rights to use, all patents, patent applications, trademarks, trademark applications, service marks, trade names, trade secrets, inventions, copyrights, licenses and other intellectual property rights and similar rights necessary or required for use in connection with their respective businesses as described in the SEC Reports and which the failure to so have could have a Material Adverse Effect (collectively, the “Intellectual Property Rights”). None of, and neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has received a notice (written or otherwise) that any of, the Intellectual Property Rights has expired, terminated or been abandoned, or is expected to expire or terminate or be abandoned, within two (2) years from the date of this Agreement except as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has received, since the date of the latest audited financial statements included within the SEC Reports, a written notice of a claim or otherwise has any knowledge that the Intellectual Property Rights violate or infringe upon the rights of any Person, except as could not have or reasonably be expected to not have a Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Company, all such Intellectual Property Rights are enforceable and there is no existing infringement by another Person of any of the Intellectual Property Rights. The Company and its Subsidiaries have taken reasonable security measures to protect the secrecy, confidentiality and value of all of their intellectual properties, except where failure to do so could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
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Intellectual Property: Everything you need to know

Intellectual Property (IP) is any product, work, or invention from human creativity, such as artistic works, symbols, designs, and images used in business. Intellectual Property is protected by the law in many forms.

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights enable individuals to gain recognition along with financial benefits from their creations. The IP system aims to create a balance between the interests of innovators and the public to create an environment where innovations can prosper.

Intellectual property rights are the rights given to the creators for their innovation. These rights remain exclusive for a certain period. When someone creates anything unique, the creator can claim ownership of their work with these rights. The owner of this content/product will have complete control over its usage.

Types of intellectual property rights

There are several types of Intellectual property rights. Some of them are:

Copyrights

The creativity of artists and writers like films, books, paintings, songs, and so on is guarded by these copyrights. This protection will live on for another 50 years, even after the death of the creator.

Copyrights secure the creator's works of authorship along with their rights to distribution, performance, public display, reproduction, and so on. The owners of these rights can deploy their works in the free market as property rights. The exclusive right to distribution that is provided by copyrights is particularly significant in the film industry.

In the filmmaking process, the distribution deals aid the finances of production by selling the right to distribute their movie. The distributors purchase these rights with an agreement to pay after the film is made.

This agreement is used to secure loans that help produce the movie. After the film is completed, an amount from distributors is used to pay these loans. Without copyrights, the producer will not have anything to offer the distributors, and thus, the film suffers financially. Copyrights also help the music and sound system that appear in movies. It ensures all the artists involved will be rewarded with fame and money for their hard work.

Trademarks

To distinguish the goods from different enterprises, trademarks are used. Trademarks are words, phrases, symbols or designs that distinguish the source of goods from another. Typically businesses trademark names, logos, or company taglines. For example, Tiffany & Co. has trademarked the color Tiffany Blue to be used on their promotional materials. Coca-cola has even trademarked the shape of their bottles.

We can also see these trademarks in the introduction of films specifying that the product is the work of a particular artist or director. Many famous movies such as Harry Potter, James Bond, and Lord of rings use trademarks to protect their titles and characters.

By featuring a reputed brand in the films, the producer can cash its popularity and increases relatability with the audience. Many movies and TV show characters are recognizable by a particular brand name. For example, The Yakult brand gains its popularity among many youngsters from the film To All The Boys I've Loved Before when Peret shows love for Lara Jean by bringing her favorite Yakult's.

Additionally, by marketing trademark-protected products, such as Yakult in our example, the producers can acquire another source of the avenue from these brands to build the finances of the film.

Patents

A patent is a special right granted to the creator, who will have complete rights over the content and can control who and if their content can be used or not. The patent owner will publish the technical data about the invention online in exchange for this right.

The patented technologies enhanced the film industry by providing a foundation on which the advertisements, along with the viewer's satisfaction, are based. For example, the implementation of Dolby Surround Sound in the year 1980 allowed the music composers and directors to develop rich sonic tapestries.

Trade Secrets

A trade secret is any confidential corporate information that gives any business a competitive advantage. Trade secrets can be as straightforward as Coca-Cola’s secret formula to distribution methods from Amazon. Other forms of trade secrets include: ad strategies, sales methods, lists of consumers, lists of vendors, production processes, and algorithms.

Trade secrets must be designated before they can be leaked, a person cannot state that they have a trade secret. Corporations typically use nondisclosure agreements or specifically state trade secrets in contracts when dealing with internal employees or partner companies.

Franchises

A franchise is a license that an individual, party, or company (franchisee) purchases that allows them to use another company’s (franchisor) name, trademark, processes, and company processes.

The franchisee is typically an entrepreneur who operates a store or franchise under the franchisor's name. The franchisor is typically paid an upfront fee as well as ongoing licensing fees. McDonald’s Corporation is a famous example of a franchise business.

Intellectual Property on the Balance Sheet

Many types of intellectual property are not listed on the balance sheet since it isn’t clear what the value of each asset is. Sometimes intangible assets such as patents are listed as property since they have an expiration date. These assets also have a value that is decreased over time by amortization.

Example of Intellectual Property in Film

Intellectual Property rights play the most critical role in the film industry when it comes to securing funds. The producer has to maintain clear documentation of all the IP rights to prevent problems in the sales of the film. The agreements with the scriptwriter, actors, and directors will enhance the financial requirements of the movie. Based on the jurisdiction, the director can also be identified as the joint owner, author, or story writer of the film.

Similarly, the producer has to negotiate an agreement with the actors. The legal status of the actors differs in countries. Some countries offer the actors related rights, whereas other countries hire actors to work as employees on the sets. Once the film is ready to be released and open for public viewing, the significance of IP rights is highlighted again.

To secure financing for a movie, Intellectual property rights play a crucial role. In a nutshell, IP rights are the most valuable asset to filmmakers that can be secured through copyrights, patents, trademarks, and industrial properties. They must be withheld despite challenges, as movie components like songs, scripts, and characters work, face the issue of ownership.

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Intellectual Property. 9.1. Any information, contents, materials, documents, details, graphics, files, data, text, images, digital pictures, or any visual being displayed in the EHSAN AUCTIONEERS SDN. BHD. website shall not be used or published either by electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the permission from EHSAN AUCTIONEERS SDN. BHD. website.
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Intellectual Property. Except as described in the Registration Statement, Prospectus or Disclosure Package or as would not reasonably be expected to, individually or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect, (i) the Company and its Subsidiaries own or possess, or can promptly acquire on reasonable terms, ownership, licenses or other legal rights to use all patents, trademarks, service marks, tradenames, copyrights, trade secrets or other proprietary rights (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”) necessary for their respective businesses as now conducted, (ii) the Company believes it and its Subsidiaries have taken all commercially reasonable steps necessary to establish and preserve their respective ownership of all Intellectual Property Rights owned by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries that is necessary for their respective businesses as now conducted, (iii) to the knowledge of the Company, there is no infringement, misappropriation or other violation of the Intellectual Property Rights owned by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries by any third party, (iv) to the knowledge of the Company, the present business, activities and products of the Company and its Subsidiaries do not infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate any Intellectual Property Rights of any other person or entity, (v) there is no proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened in writing, charging the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with infringement, misappropriation or other violation of any Intellectual Property Rights adversely held by a third party which has been filed, (vi) no proceedings have been instituted or are pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened in writing, which challenge the rights of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to use the Intellectual Property Rights owned by or licensed to the Company or its Subsidiaries, and (vii) the Intellectual Property Rights owned by and, to the knowledge of the Company, licensed, to the Company and its Subsidiaries, has not been adjudged invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part and there is no pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened in writing proceeding by others challenging the validity or scope of any such Intellectual Property Rights, and the Company is unaware of any facts which are reasonably likely to form a basis for any such claim.
Intellectual Property. For the purposes of this Agreement, the following terms have the following definitions:
Intellectual Property. OIDF intends to make Specifications (defined in the OpenID Intellectual Property Rights Policy) broadly available for implementation by others without a fee. To facilitate this, Contributor grants certain rights in (and makes other commitments regarding) its intellectual property. These grants and commitments are set forth in the OpenID Intellectual Property Rights Policy (“Policy”), which is fully incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.
Intellectual Property. Each of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries owns, or is licensed to use, all trademarks, tradenames, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property material to its business, and the use thereof by the Borrower and its Subsidiaries does not infringe upon the rights of any other Person, except for any such infringements that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
Intellectual Property. Except as set forth in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, to the Company’s knowledge, the Company owns or possesses adequate enforceable rights to use all patents, patent applications, trademarks (both registered and unregistered), service marks, trade names, trademark registrations, service xxxx registrations, copyrights, licenses and know-how (including trade secrets and other unpatented and/or unpatentable proprietary information, systems or procedures) (collectively, the “Intellectual Property”), necessary for the conduct of its business as conducted as of the date hereof, except to the extent that the failure to own or possess adequate rights to use such Intellectual Property would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; except as disclosed in writing to MLV, the Company has not received any written notice of any claim of infringement or conflict which asserted Intellectual Property rights of others, which infringement or conflict would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; there are no pending, or to the Company’s knowledge, threatened judicial proceedings or interference proceedings against the Company challenging the Company’s rights in or to or the validity of the scope of any of the Company’s material patents, patent applications or proprietary information, except such proceedings that would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; to the Company’s knowledge, no other entity or individual has any right or claim in any of the Company’s owned, material patents, patent applications or any patent to be issued therefrom by virtue of any contract, license or other agreement entered into between such entity or individual and the Company or by any non-contractual obligation of the Company, other than by written licenses granted by the Company, except for such right or claim that would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; the Company has not received any written notice of any claim challenging the rights of the Company in or to any Intellectual Property owned, licensed or optioned by the Company which claim would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
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