Definition: Exclusive legal rights that protect works of authorship,
composition or artistry. A copyright protects the publication,
production or sale of the rights to a literary, dramatic, musical
or artistic work or computer program or to the use of a commercial
print or label.
Definition: The ownership of ideas. Unlike tangible assets to your business
such as computers or your office, intellectual property is a
collection of ideas and concepts.
Definition: An object, process or technique that displays an element of
novelty. In certain circumstances, legal protection may be granted
to an invention by way of a patent.
Definition: A form of protection that provides a person or legal entity with
exclusive rights for making, using or selling a concept or
invention and excludes others from doing the same for the duration
of the patent
Definition: A business arrangement in which one company gives another company
permission to manufacture its product for a specified payment
Definition: A replica of a product as it will be manufactured, which may
include such details as color, graphics, packaging and instructions
Definition: Information used by a business, which can be legally protected that
is secret to the general public and is critical to the livelihood
and success of a business
Definition: Any symbol, word or combination thereof used to represent or
identify a product. A service mark means the same thing, but
identifies a service.