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Intellectual Property Terms Intellectual Property is a product of the mind and belongs to the person or persons whose mental efforts created it. Trademark is a distinctive word or phrase, name, symbol, or device used to identify the source of a product of commerce. If used continuously and renewed every 20 years, it may remain in force indefinitely. Trade secret is information that is maintained confidential and has commercial value. Copyright protects the creative works (literary, musical, dramatic, artistic, computer etc.) of authors, artists, and others from unauthorized copying. The term of protection is usually the life of the author plus 70 years. Patent is a grant by a government to an inventor conferring the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling his/her invention for a limited period of time. U.S. patents are granted for a period that begins at the date of issue and ends 20 years from the date that the patent application was filed. Types of patents:
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course CHEM 391 taught by Professor Vollmer-snarr,h during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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