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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Law by Cara C. Putman

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Chapter 21
Intellectual Property
In This Chapter
• Protecting marks that identify goods
• Protecting artistic works
• Protecting scientific advances
• Protecting business secrets
Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind. It covers areas like music, the arts, inventions, and designs. It also falls into basically two areas. We’ll call the first industrial property, which includes inventions, patents, and trademarks. The second category contains the more artistic areas and is covered by copyrights. This chapter will address both.

Trademarks

A trademark (™) is a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols, or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the good of one party from those of ...

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