Intellectual Property Basics

Start here if you're new to intellectual property. Learn all about copyrights, trademarks, patents, and more.

Copyright vs. Trademark: What's the Difference?

Copyright and trademark overlap, and learning to unwind those overlapping rights is a great way to explain what each one protects.

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Estate Plans and Intellectual Property: What to Consider

When creating an estate plan, you want to be sure to take all your property into consideration—including your intellectual property.

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Taking On Social Media's New Intellectual Property Challenges

What did Gigi Hadid do for a third time that is getting her sued? And what can you do to prevent being sued for the same reason?

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Developing an IP Strategy

Protecting your invention, logo or creative work with a patent, trademark or copyright is important. But equally important is creating an IP strategy.

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The Reality of Protecting Your Company's Secrets

Patents are the building blocks of innovation. But there are a lot of things a patent can't do.

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Tips for Protecting Your Trade Secrets

Adequately protecting trade secrets can mean the difference between the success and failure of your business.

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Three Things You Can Do to Protect Your Intellectual Property

In the murky world of intellectual property, it is easy to confuse copyright, patent, and trademark law. But understanding these three very different…

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How to Talk About Your Nonpatented Invention Without Having Your Idea Stolen

Until you've filed your application with the US Patent & Trademark Office, you should be extra careful about who you talk to and how you share…

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How to Check if a Trademark Is Already Registered

You can avoid legal trouble and countless headaches by being proactive to ensure you don't infringe on another company's trademark.

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What Is a Trademark Auction?

Trademarks are valuable intellectual property but finding a buyer for your mark can be tricky. Auctions are a great tool for finding buyers but…

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