Intellectual Property Basics

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

What Is Intellectual Property?

IP protects original works of the mind, such as literary and artistic works, inventions, designs, and company names.

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How to Trademark a Logo

Trademarking your company's logo is an essential step to protect your rights. It's also a complex process that requires expert legal assistance.

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Soft Intellectual Property: What Is It and How Is It Valued?

Soft intellectual property is the life blood of content creators. Learn more about what soft intellectual property is and how it is valued.

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The Business of Being in a Band 101

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…

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Intellectual Property Tips for E-tailers

With nearly $200 billion in reported sales in 2011, e-commerce sales are expected to continue to grow over the next several years. In 2012, e-…

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4 Most Common Ways to Use a Cease and Desist Letter

A cease and desist letter can be a useful tool. Here's how to use one to stand up for yourself when someone is acting towards you in a harmful way.

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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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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Learn how to protect your intellectual property rights—from copyrights to patents.

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Does Your Employer Own Intellectual Property You Create?

Employers typically own intellectual property developed by their employees, but there is room for negotiation.

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Finding the Right Fit: Comparing Intellectual Property Protections

Safeguard your ideas, inventions, and processes so others don't benefit from your genius unless you want them to.

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