Intellectual property involves creations of the mind. The rights for owners of intellectual property are based on federal patent, trademark and copyright laws as well as state trade secret laws. Patents protect inventions of tangible things; copyrights protect written and artistic expression; and trademarks protect a name or symbol. Trade secret law involves information used in a business that gives it an advantage over competitors and it varies from state to state.
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