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Intellectual Property Rights: Patents

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Please help to describe and give one example of each of these forms of intellectual property:
1. Copyright
2. Patent
3. Trade mark
4. Trade secrecy

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Copyright is a protection given for original works of authorship expressed in a tangible medium of expression. It is an intellectual property law that protects original authorship. Copyright gives exclusive rights to the creator of original work. The exclusive rights are for a limited period of time so that the creator may get compensated for her work. Examples of copyright are computer software, and architecture.

A patent protects new inventions and applies to how things work. If a patent ...

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The answer to this problem explains different aspects of intellectual property rights . The references related to the answer are also included.

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