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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (or simply “IP”) is any product of the human intellect that the law protects from unauthorized use by others.  In the United States, three types of intellectual property are regulated by federal and state law.  This regulation allows you to protect your inventions, products, brand, and services just as you would with other types of property.

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PATENTS

A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patents can be issued in the utility, plant & design varieties.

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TRADEMARKS

A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or design, or any combination thereof, used in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of another and to indicate the source of the goods.

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COPYRIGHTS

Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of “original works of authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished

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TRADE SECRETS

Trade secrets consist of information and can include a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique or process. They must be used in business give an opportunity to obtain an economic advantage over competitors who do not know or use it.

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