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Last edited 01 Apr 2016
Intellectual property is property that is individually created and includes; inventions, literary and artistic work, designs, symbols and names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property protection includes copyright, patents, designs and trademarks. It is possible to legally protect:
- Product or brand names.
- The design and look of a product.
- Things made, written or produced.
Intellectual property is owned by an individual if it is:
- Created by the individual (and meets the requirements for copyright, patent or a design).
- The intellectual property rights were purchased by the individual from the creator or other owner.
- The individual has a brand that can be a trademark.
It is possible for intellectual property to:
It is possible to protect a single product with more than one type of protection.
- Computer programs.
- Technical drawings.
A trademark is a unique register that can include:
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