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Avoiding trouble with intellectual property and copyright - and compliance management


There are multiple copyrights, patents and designs represented in a banknote. Intellectual property rights (IPR) enhance the looks, the quality and the distinctiveness of the product. This doesn't come without risks, and it has affected the launch of banknotes in various countries of the world. Philip Kübler is an expert in copyright, telecommunications, IT and media law. He is also CEO of ProLitteris, the Swiss copyright society for text, literature, the visual arts and photography. The presentation addresses the legal pitfalls when a new banknote is created and launched.

World Banknote Summit 2018 in Frankfurt

The next World Banknote Summit will take place in the Westin Grand Hotel in Frankfurt from 24 – 26 September 2018.


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