Do you know how to protect your intellectual property?

If you have a great idea or design, how do you protect it so that others won’t steal your idea or design? Check out the infographic below on the type of protection that you can apply for your ideas or design. You can basically apply for patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secret. Bear in mind that these protections serve differently in different country. Remember that it cost money to purchase these protections. Sometimes you might not get the protection expected even if the law is at your side. At the end of the day you need to consider if these protections will help increase sales or improve your business deals. Read some of the famous law suit about copyrights or trademarks and you will understand what I’m referring to. Some of the examples include music copyright within Napster and Apple trademark issue in China.

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