Intellectual Property (IP)

Any conceptual product that has commercial value. This includes any form of creative expression and knowledge (such as symbols, names, and images), whether copyrighted or not. Intellectual property can be protected through copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets laws. For example, Nike’s signature checkmark 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 website ( for more information. 

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