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. Passing a trademark, copyright or patent though a will or living trust can ensure the benefits of your hard work go to the people you choose. While many intellectual property owners may not realize they can pass on their property rights through an estate plan, whether you know it or not, your intellectual property could end up being much more valuable than you think.
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Updated April 13, 2012