What is Intellectual Property?





Description : Intellectual Property law overview. Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets explanation of each area of the law and how they are different, and how they are similar. Intellectual property is distinguished from all other property rights in that they are both intangible and inexhaustible. Intellectual property is similar to other property rights in that they each posses the right to exclude.
Patents protect inventions. New, useful, non-obvious processes, machines, articles of manufacture, and compositions of matter
Copyrights protect expressions of ideas, not the underlying idea.
Trade Secrets protect information and ideas of commercial value which are secret
Trademarks protect the symbols by which products and services are identified in the marketplace.

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