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What is IP (Intellectual Property)?
IP or Intellectual Property refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Such creations of the mind include inventions, expressions, business methods, industrial process, chemical formula, artistic works, and names, designs, and symbols used in commerce. Depending on the form, intellectual property may be protected by patents, trademarks, copyrights, contracts, or as a trade secret.
Patents protect inventions. Trademarks protect brands and source identifiers. Copyrights protect the expression of an idea fixed in a tangible medium. Trade secret rights protect information that has business value and is not publicly known. Contracts are entered into between at least two parties and define the right and obligations of the parties.
The Erickson Law Group, PC represents clients from throughout the nation and the greater Chicago area, such as Wheaton, Aurora, Naperville, Joliet, Carol Stream, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, and St. Charles. The firm serves counties that include but are not limited to DuPage County, Kane County, Cook County, McHenry County, Will County, and Lake County.