Investigating intellectual property protection of a company¿s spare part business
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Locke, S. (2009), 'Investigating intellectual property protection of a company¿s spare part business' Unpublished master's thesis, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland.
The following thesis looks at Intellectual Property Rights available to companies for the protection of spare parts. The author reviews Intellectual Property, Patent, Copyright, Trademark and Design Right Legislation in the Ireland, The United Kingdom and The United States of America. The thesis discusses what the rights protect in terms of protecting against the infringement of spare parts. The review leads the author to legal law cases that had an affect on the both the legislation and infringement for the spare parts business. Finally, the author brings the research together by looking at Business Strategy and the affect that a business strategy can have on a company, providing guidelines of how to analysis a companies business and the interaction with intellectual property. The thesis ends with a conclusion on intellectual property with strategy and the affects it can have on a company protecting its business, recommendations for a company in the spare part business on protecting their Intellectual property.