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IP rights are business tools

Intellectual property and intellectual property rights are business tools that can be used to achieve goals in the field of business, innovation and marketing. Intellectual property rights are often among the most valuable assets of companies and can be sold, mortgaged and licensed to others for a fee.

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Types of intellectual property

  • Trademarks

    Signs capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises

  • Patents

    Exclusive rights granted for technical inventions

  • Designs

    Ornamental or aesthetic aspect of articles

  • Geographical indications

    Specific geographical origin

  • Copyright

    Rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works

  • Trade secrets

    Rights on confidential information which may be sold or licensed