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Protecting Your Idea

1. Patents Protection for inventions. Inventions must be new (first in the world); be useful (functional and operative); show inventive ingenuity and not be obvious to someone skilled in that area. It can be a product, a composition, an apparatus, a process or an improvement on any of these.

2. Trademarks Trademark registration gives you exclusive rights to words, symbols and designs, or combinations of these, that distinguish your wares or services from those of someone else.

3. Copyrights Protection for books and maps; lyrics and musical scores; sculptures and paintings; photographs, films and tapes; computer programs and databases.



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