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A client has just mentioned that she is being encouraged by a Canadian customer to apply for an “Intellectual Passport” with regard to a particular technology. I hadn’t come across this before and, upon looking into it, it seems to be (to put it politely) of dubious effectiveness.
I wondered if any IPKat reader had come across this before, and could point me to any case law or authoritative discussion and/or debunking of it. The information I have found comes from the originating company and can hardly be considered unbiased. See for example here [French, document but with the option of reading in English and Spanish] and also here".The Kat notes that the business concerned is called SOSInvention.com and he found this on its website:
"If you are the Creator of an invention, or of an original concept, and legitimately want to own your creation, the Intellectual Passport CB can help.
The principle behind the Intellectual Passport CB is simple: to own a creation using the laws surrounding a copyright, also known as a ‘work of the mind’.
An Inventor can be transformed into a recognized Creator by developing a document containing his creation. This document must be written by professionals following the parameters particular to the category of recognized art in which the creation belongs. In this case, literature.
The Intellectual Passport CB is the result of such a transformation. It affordably embodies the medium par excellence to transform an innovative concept into a literary and artistic document, perfected following the norms ruling copyrights. Your intellectual property is thus legally established. From that time, no one can produce, reproduce or interpret, in whole or in part, your literary and artistic creation (Intellectual Passport CB) for commercial purposes without your authorization.
Endowed with a great quality-price ratio, the Intellectual Passport CB helps you become the owner of your creation and preserve its secrets, while you are establishing an international strategy for its commercialization. It is therefore the instrument of choice to serenely attain the status of Creator".
|A little quackery?|
Do readers have any experiences of this business? If so, please share them with us!