Glossary

Unless the context requires otherwise, the following words shall mean the following:-

  • Claim:
    Refers to a proposed claim under "Document/Service"
  • Confidentiality Agreement:
    Refers to a document used by two or more parties to disclose or receive confidential information – such documents are legal instruments and enforceable in most civilised countries.
  • Document:
    Refers to GUARD IDEAS (TM) (The Confidentiality Agreement)
  • Disclaimer's:
    Refers to issues that "The Management" or their appointed Licensees or 'Agents' do not hold themselves liable for.
  • Infringement:
    Is usually associated with an "abuse" of a person's registered Intellectual Property Right (IP)
  • Intellectual Property Right (IP):
    Refers to Patents, Registered Designs, Trademarks, Copyright material, all written, drawn or inscribed works, unregistered sketches and Copyright material and designs, patterns and prototypes etc related to the:- Subject Matter of Ideas or Inventions.
  • Innovation:
    Refers to new technology, or better method of processing a thing. (ability to create new concepts)
  • Idea:
    Refers to an undeveloped image or product of the mind! (Intellectual Property)
  • Legal Opinion: Refers to a professional opinion obtained or submitted by a qualified Lawyer, or Patent Attorney
  • Licensing Practitioner
    Refers to a specialist in negotiating commercial deals between the parties and agreeing 'royalties'/ drafting Licensing Agreements/ deeds of Intellectual Property transfer, including drafting or appraising confidentiality agreements. Usually acts for lone Inventors or corporations
  • License: Refers to an Agreement/Contract which incorporates the Terms and Conditions of the deal between the parties.
  • Patent Attorney: (Agent)
    Refers to a chartered practitioner, who specialises in Intellectual Property Law, and drafts and files;- Patent/Design/Trademark Applications. Generally regarded as being experts in their areas and able to represent Clients in a Court of Law (in some jurisdictions) in cases relating to infringement of Patent
  • Plagiarism:
    Refers to, and commonly associated with some 'lowlife' stealing your ideas. In a number of Countries. The Courts frequently apply importance on what steps were taken by the Owner of right to protect or 'safe-guard' the rights from being abused.
  • THE CREATOR:
    Refers to a person who mentally conceives an idea or the originator of a thing.
  • THE INVENTOR:
    Refers to a person who has the idea and develops it into product or machine. (not all inventions are Patentable – (PATENTS must be Novel and with Industrial Application)
  • THE MANAGEMENT:
    Usually refers to those in command or responsible to its customers:
  • THE OWNER of (IP):
    Refers to a person or body who holds 'title' to the Intellectual Property (IP) who may not necessarily be the Creator or the Inventor of the Subject Matter.
  • THE RECEIVER:
    Refers to a Person/Company/Corporation/Organisation etc who agrees to receive the :- Idea ("information") ("subject matter") under a "binder of secrecy" (The Confidentiality Agreement) placing the receiver under an obligation of trust not to make any unauthorised disclosure to others without pain or penalty.
  • THE SUBMITTER:
    Refers to a person who may not necessarily be the "creator" or "Inventor" or owner of the subject matter, but could be – (an agent for example) acting on behalf of a client – submitting confidential information on behalf of his client.
  • THE SUBJECT MATTER:
    Refers to the Idea – Invention -Information disclosed to a Party in confidence. (Preferably using a Notice of Confidentiality Document)
  • Trademark:
    Is a 'symbol – logo' 'fragrance' which identifies a company's product - brand or image.
  • Trademark /Attorney/Agent:
    Refers to a specialist who provides advice AND conducts Searches and files Trademark Applications on behalf of their clients