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Intellectual Property Protection

Intellectual property protection is the security rights of any creation by the human mind. These laws typically ensure that only the creator exclusively benefits monetary or reputational gains from their creation. Protection of rights encourages novel innovations and creations while assuring that benefits derived from inventions will solely profit the maker. Individuals, enterprises and other organizations have it in their right to exclude other contenders from the use of their intangible creation. An idea needs to be completely new and not even have a close resemblance to an existing job.

Intellectual Property Protection is primarily divided into these major areas:

Copyright: this protects published forms of communication like books, music, films, web content and artistic work. All creators are protected immediately without a long formal procedure.
Patents: these rights are exclusively granted for commercial inventions. All application rights are with the creator deciding the use of invention. Patent products can include business products and processes and need to be completely new.
Design Rights: Also known as industrial rights, items protected have aesthetic or attractive aspects of a design. They can be 3-D or 2-D depending on objects colors, patterns, and technical functions.
Trademarks: defined as a distinctive sign, a trademark is used by enterprises to distinguish between their products and those of others. Often said to be one of the most important assets in a business.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with trade between different nations. All nation members are required to put IP in their respective national laws. Creative work is automatically protected by International Property Protection, granted they are original and in a tangible form but only the form it takes place in. However, it is advisable to register your idea to protect yourself and future profits. Patents, trademarks, and design rights are given to those who register first for them.