5. Conventional legal system of IP protection does not provide definitive security for digital assets
The current intellectual property rights system that consists of patents, copyrights, trademarks, is inherently outdated — it was never meant for the data economy.
Getting a patent can last up to several years and cost tens of thousands of euros. Moreover, patenting is not fit for new technology like 3D printing.
Copyright is hard to enforce seeing as the burden of proof lies with the infringed party. In this complex situation, evidence of infringement is hard to obtain.
This presents a huge issue because your evidence is what will ultimately ensure your success in the courtroom.The worst part is that most IP rights are territorial and are valid only for a certain period of time.
"I abide by the IP protection law but I'm never sure if my IP has full protection in the digital world."