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Business Resource Center: Intellectual Property


In the United States, the creator of an original work has the exclusive right to copy, sell, produce derivatives from, import or export, display, or perform that work. 

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Patents are a form of intellectual property that give inventors exclusive rights to their inventions.

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Trademarks are a type of intellectual property consisting of a distinctive sign, symbol or "mark" that is used to identify an individual business, or other legal entity.

Learn more and search for existing trademarks with the links below: