Intellectual Property (IP)

Intellectual Property is any product of someone's intellect that has commercial value. This includes any form of creative expression and knowledge (like symbols, names, and images), whether it is documented or undocumented. Intellectual property can be protected through copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets laws. For example, Nike's signature check mark logo is protected through trademark, and Coca-Cola's secret recipe for Coke is protected through trade secrets law. Visit the World Intellectual Property Organization's website for more information.

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