What are intellectual property rights (IPR)?

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Intellectual property rights (IPR) are legal rights aimed at protecting the creations of the intellect, such as inventions, the appearance of products, literary, artistic and scientific works and signs, among others.

Type of creation   Intellectual Property Rights
literary, artistic and scientific works copyright
performances of performing artists, phonogram recordings by producers, and rights of broadcasters over radio and TV programmes related rights or neighbouring rights
inventions patents and utility models
product appearance design
signs - words, phrases, symbols or designs (or a combination of these) which are used as brands of goods and services trade mark