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Basic Distinctions Between Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Trademarks

  • Burton A. Amernick

Abstract

There are four general areas of legal protection available for the exploitation of intellectual property. These four areas are: (1) patents, (2) copyrights, (3) trade secrets, and (4) trademarks. The area or areas available for protecting any particular type of intellectual property will depend upon the specific type under consideration.

Keywords

Copyright Protection Trade Secret Basic Distinction Federal Statute Design Patent 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1991

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  • Burton A. Amernick

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