Intellectual Property: Patents and Trade Secrets

This article offers a basic understanding of the four main types of intellectual property as well as additional resources for more detailed information on IP.

As a business owner, it’s important for you to protect your livelihood, but protecting trade secrets, filing for patents and ensuring sensitive information stays confidential can be a monumental task if you don’t know the ins and outs of intellectual property. You could fill libraries with information about each of the types of intellectual property, but this document was created for business owners and offers a primer on the four types of IP: patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and confidential information

This should be enough to get you started, and we’ve included additional resources at the end of this article where you can learn more about each area.

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