Intellectual Property is a rapidly expanding area of business that governs intangible assets, and the rights relating to certain types of goods. Intellectual property is divided into four categories of protection, and while these categories are distinct bodies of law there is some overlap when it comes to the types of intangible assets they cover. The same process could be protected by either a patent or a trade secret, and a logo could be both copyrighted and protected by trademark law. Understanding the basics is a good first step to navigating the legal landscape of intellectual property law.
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