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Protecting Intellectual Property

Products and processes. New or improved machines. Designs, symbols and images. Works of art, music and literature. All of these different "creations of the mind" have one thing in common: They can have tremendous commercial value. That's why businesses take great pain to protect such intellectual property from unauthorized use.

Why Focus on IP?

At some level, every company has intellectual property rights to protect.

Patent Protection

Patents reward inventors for the time, money and creative talent they invest in an invention.

Trademark Protection

Words, names and symbols identify products, services and companies.

Copyright Protection

Books, music, computer programs, and other types of literary and artistic expression.

Trade Secret Protection

Formulas, patterns, devices, processes, tools, mechanisms or compounds valuable to a business.

Commonly Asked Questions

Clear up confusion about intellectual property and intellectual property rights.

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