Intellectual Property

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Protect Your Business' Intellectual...

Intellectual property isn't tangible. Although it's not typically something that you can hold in your hands, it belongs to your business just the same. It's a...Read more

Licensing Agreements

While most people do recognize the term "intellectual property," just what does it mean? Intellectual property (IP) is intangible property that is created in someone'...Read more

The Patent Process

People have great ideas everyday, and the legal term describing these creations is intellectual property (IP). Inventions are a type of IP, and patents are used to pr...Read more

Copyrights

Pirates in the Modern Age: Fraudulent Online Vendors

On the open seas, pirates cut a dashing figure, tough and menacing. Their colorful image is the subject of movies and of endless imitation in costumes and books. However, modern-day pirates have no such image. In fact, their identity comes from their unseen presence. They're known only by their web sites, e-mail addresses, and seller ID numbers. These pirates sell unauthorized computer s... Read More

Intellectual Property Licensing

Licensing Agreements

While most people do recognize the term "intellectual property," just what does it mean? Intellectual property (IP) is intangible property that is created in someone's mind. Categories include art, literary works, music, inventions, designs, processes and trademarks. Intellectual property has value just like tangible property, and you have to protect it. A license is contractual right th... Read More

Patents

Patent Rights vs. Patients' Rights

New ideas and creations are protected under intellectual property law. When a person or company invents something, they can apply for a patent. A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by the government to an inventor for a limited time, in exchange for financial rights. The field of intellectual property law can sometimes be vague. A controversy perplexing courts, inven... Read More

Trademarks

Trademark Licensing

If you are buying a franchise, make sure that you will be allowed to use the franchisor's trademark in operating your franchise. A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device used by a person to identify and distinguish his or her goods from those manufactured or sold by others and to indicate the source of the goods. The use of a trademark is one of the main benefits of purchasing a ... Read More

Additional Intellectual Property Topics

Additional Intellectual Property Topics