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What is intellectual property?

Intellectual property is the legal right to ideas, inventions and creations in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields. It also covers symbols, names, images, designs and models used in business. Without realizing it, your business may be creating IP assets that should be protected.

Benefits for businesses

Establishing intellectual property protection for your goods, services or brand names is important for a variety of reasons. Intellectual property can:

As a business owner, you should consider formally identifying your IP assets as part of your strategic planning. Learn more about what intellectual property is and its importance to business by reviewing the following:

Forms of intellectual property

Learn about the types of IP protection that may apply to your intellectual activity.

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