Intellectual Property Rights Violations
19 JULY 2016
Most countries recognize the copyright of original works (e.g. books or music). In general, copyright does not protect facts or ideas, but it can protect the original words or images that express an idea. Further information is available on the website of the World Intellectual Property Organisation. For a list of websites on specific copyrights of each country, visit the directory of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Report copyright violations
If you think someone is using your work protected by copyright without your permission, you can report through firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to verify the proper use of the violated copyright. There is no need to be an OpenSeneca user to send a complaint.
Before submitting a claim for infringement of copyright you can also contact the person who posted the content infringing copyright, through the platform. You may be able to solve the problem without contacting us.
About the trade brands
A trademark is a word, a slogan, a symbol or a design (such as a brand name or logo) that differentiates the products or services offered by a third party with respect to those offered by others. Generally, trademark laws try to avoid consumer confusion about who provides a product or service or is associated with these. The owners of a trademark can:
- Forbid others to use their trademark in a way that leads to mistakenly believe that there is a relationship between the owner of the trademark and an unauthorized use, or that the owner of the trademark endorses the products or services of that other person.
- Claim rights on this brand by registering a trademark at an approved trademark authority.
In some countries and under some circumstances, one may acquire rights to a trademark not registered by the actual use of that trademark for commercial or business purposes; check your local legislation to resolve doubts. In many cases the registration of a company in a government office or simply obtaining activity permission must not be enough to create trademark rights. Useful information about trademarks:
- Trademark Directory of the Intellectual Property World Organization
- Intellectual Property World Intellectual Property Organisation
Report breaches of your trademarks!
If you think someone is using your trademark without your permission, you can report through email@example.com and we will try to verify the proper use of the trademark. Be sure to include in your report a full claim of trademark rights. Before submitting a claim for infringement of trademark rights you can also contact the user who posted the content through the platform. You may be able to solve the problem without making a complaint to OpenSeneca.
For more detailed information and frequently asked questions about managing trademarks you can check the website of the Spanish Office of Patents and Trademarks.