F4: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS



DEFINITION 
Intellectual Property refers to works created by inventors, authors and artists. These works are unique and have value in the market place. We are surrounded by things that are protected by IP. Your school bags, your shoes and even your socks are protected by Intellectual Property rights.
examples of intellectual property rights

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Intellectual Property laws cover ideas, inventions, literary creations, unique names, business models, industrial processes, computer program codes and more.

INVENTIONS PROTECTED BY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS
As businesses continue to expand globally, business owners must realize the importance of getting professional advice on how to establish and safeguard their intellectual property rights. These include :
• Trademarks

• Service marks
• Trade/company names
• Domain names
• Geographical indications
• Copyrights 
• Patents
Example : Protected by property law.
trademark symbol