Protection of intellectual property
The protection of intellectual property has a positive effect on competitiveness, long-term development, research and investment, the creation of new or the expansion of existing branches of the economy, the creation of new jobs and, lastly, increases the tax revenue of the state. The protection of intellectual property contributes to the promotion of creativity and innovation, the development of culture and the economy, the improvement of competitiveness and raises the quality of life in Slovenia.
At least as important as the protection of intellectual property are the procedures by which the holders of intellectual property rights enforce or defend their rights in the event of infringement. Without the authorisation of the holder of an intellectual property right, commercial exploitation of the subject matter of the right is not permitted.
As intellectual property rights are private in nature, it is up to the holders themselves to enforce them.