Affecting Intellectual Property Integrity

Crimes affecting the integrity of intellectual property can be actionable under criminal law. These types of crimes can occur for the improper use of tactics to affect the intellectual property integrity of copyrights, patents and trademarks. These cybercrimes can occur online or can also involve the fraudulent applications for these intellectual property protections as well. Attempting to circumvented technological features including copyright and patent notices will face criminal liabilities and civil remedies.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What if a person merely removes copyrighted notices?
What if a person alters a patented design or invention?
Are there limits on the corresponding civil liability that will be imposed for “false marking”?


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