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Quick Intellectual Property Primer

Copyright law gives the creator of an original work protection from unauthorized use by others. Copyrightable material is any original creation in a fixed form that has some minimal level of creativity. More  
Registering your trademark(s) with the USPTO is highly recommended. Generally, a business’ trademark is protected in the U.S. as soon as it is first used in commerce, even without registration. However… More  
In general, an invention may be protectable by patent law if it is (1) Novel; (2) Non-obvious; and (3) Patentable. More  
Trade secrets must be secret. Anything that is public knowledge or general known in an industry cannot be claimed as a trade secret. More  

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