Intellectual Property Basics

Not sure whether you need a patent, trademark or copyright? Our Intellectual Property Basics section has articles that cover this and more.

Recent Stories

Your brand name is only worth as much as you're willing to protect it. Here's how to do so without being a bully. more...

Patents: they're the building blocks of innovation. But there are a lot of things a patent can't do. Here's a primer on how (and why) they actually work.

more...

How do you keep your IP safe from view ... and under what circumstances should you show it to others? more...

Contrary to what your parents said, many musical bands make money. But if you’re thinking of marketing your band, you need to think about protecting its “brand”—the name and/or symbols you hope will become famous—and its original music. Here’s what every band needs to know about trademarks and copyrights. more...