Who owns the research?

The expert’s view Who owns the research? It is often relevant to consider the ownership of research. A researcher employed by a research institution or a company may face the dilemma that his or her research could be owned by the employer in whole or in part. This has implications for the employer’s possible use […]

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Research and property rights

  Research and property rights Property right means that the owner of a physical object can enjoy unlimited access to it, unless otherwise provided by law. The owner of a house can for example decide who can enter it, and you can sell it, lend it out, rent it out, etc. Property right also means […]

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Research and copyright

What is protected by copyright? Basically, copyright protects two things. First, it protects literary and artistic works which include books, articles, films, photographs, pictures, drawings, computer programs, drama and music. Such works are subject to copyright protection lasting for 70 years after the death of the author. You can obtain this protection only if the work is […]

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Research and design rights

What are design rights? The appearance of a product may in some cases be protected by Design Law. The rule and regulations governing this are specified various places. You can register a Danish design which is valid in Denmark under the Danish Design Act. The duration of the protection is 5 years with the possibility of […]

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Patents, utility models and semiconductor protection

Research often produces results which can be exploited commercially in the form of new products, new chemicals, new applications, etc. In some cases such results can be patented or protected under the rules on utility model protection. These rules are governed by the Danish Patents Act and the Danish Utility Models Act What is patent […]

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