Intellectual Property Rights

You have the legal right to protect the creations of your intellect, such as inventions, artistic and literary works, designs and symbols, and names and images used in commerce. The rights you have over these creations are intellectual property rights, which are protected by law through patents, copyright, and trademarks, for example. These protections allow you as a creator and an inventor to be recognised and financially benefit from your creations.

Knowledge and ideas are key resources in the global economy. The protection of knowledge and ideas, through Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), has become one of the predominant issues in the Internet governance debate.


Ms Adriana Minovic

Head of Data Protection

Ms Adriana Minović is a lawyer specialising in regulatory compliance issues in technology, media and telecommunications law, aviation, and the pharmaceutical industry. She has diverse professional experience in the areas of intellectual property (IP), data protection, IT law/Internet governance, competition law, and anti-money laundering gained while working for the government, private sector, academia, and NGOs. Currently Adriana heads the data protection department of a multinational company, responsible for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as local data protection laws in different jurisdictions.

Ms Pavlina Ittelson

Project Officer, DiploFoundation

Ms Pavlina Ittelson joined Diplo in 2017 and currently serves as a Program Officer at Diplo US. She also monitors the topics of jurisdiction and alternative dispute resolution for the GIP Digital Watch Observatory. Prior to joining Diplo, Pavlina was a legal project manager in the fields of international business, science, and technology. She previously worked as an Attorney in Slovakia and the Czech Republic specialising in international business transactions. Pavlina received her degree in Law from Comenius University, Bratislava, and her LL.M. in International Business Law from Central European University, Budapest. A native of Slovakia, Pavlina now resides in the Washington, DC area.

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