Problems of Recognition of Scientific Discovery as Object of Intellectual Property

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  • Document Type: Study
  • Document Language: Russian
  • Published on: 30. 6. 2018
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Andrey Alekseyevich Bogustov

In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2018 • Volume 6 • Issue 2 • Pages 21-40 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: The paper analyses the problems which prevent the recognition of the scientific discoveries as the legitimate objects of intellectual property. The subjects of the research are the definition and characteristics of the scientific discovery in the international legislation, the Commonwealth of Independent States legislation and the legislation of the other selected countries. Comparative and historical methodologies in the legal science are the main research methods applied in this research. The research conducted in the paper leads to the following conclusions: Firstly, the impossibility of providing the clear definition of the “scientific discovery” is a serious problem which prevents the recognition of the scientific discovery as the object of intellectual property. Secondly, the limited nature of the subjective rights of the author (most of all, the lack of the exclusive authorship rights) leads to the exclusion of the scientific discovery from the legitimate objects of the intellectual property rights. Thirdly, the suggested procedure for the registration of the rights for the scientific discoveries may lead to the collisions with the mechanisms of granting protection for the other objects of the intellectual property law (for example inventions).

Key Words: Civil Law; Author; Copyright; Intellectual Property; Object of Intellectual Property; Invention; Model Legislation; Property Rights; Scientific Discovery; the Commonwealth of Independent States.


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BOGUSTOV, A. A. Проблемы признания научного открытия объектом права интеллектуальной собственности. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2018, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 21-40 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: