"Intellectual property (sometimes referred to as IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.
Intellectual property includes: trademark/tradename; copyright; and patent.
Related concepts, although not technically “intellectual property” are trade secrets, confidentiality agreements/clauses, and model releases.
These latter items are constructs of contract and, trade secrets, of course, are constructs of practice of your business (proprietary formulations and practices) for which you in fact maintain secrecy, through contracts and otherwise, thereby offering some protection over your proprietary information."
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