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Strategies for intellectual property protection in the third sector

Third Sector Review
Volume 21 Issue 2 (Nov 2015)

Abstract: Third sector organisations (TSOs) are often unaware of the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection. This is because TSOs are typically focused on their social objectives, rather than on commercial benefits. Additionally, TSOs have unique challenges in dealing with IP protection, such as a lack of time, a lack of funding and a lack of knowledge. This article takes a practicebased approach in considering, firstly, what is relevant, protectable IP in the third sector context; secondly, the unique challenges facing TSOs and why their IP may be under-managed; and thirdly, how TSOs can improve their IP protection. The article proposes that there is a need for TSOs to balance their diverse objectives in fostering and protecting partnerships and collaborations with an effective IP protection strategy.

To cite this article: Cantatore, Francina and Spencer, Elizabeth Crawford. Strategies for intellectual property protection in the third sector [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Nov 2015: 149-169. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=710535223404672;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-9163. [cited 23 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Cantatore, Francina; Spencer, Elizabeth Crawford; Source: Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Nov 2015: 149-169 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-9163 Subject: Intellectual property; Copyright; Trademarks--Law and legislation; Patents (International law); Peer Reviewed: Yes

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