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Intellectual Property Information: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights


Patents - (Utility, Design, or Plant) protect inventions and improvements to existing inventions. For more information see our web page on patents.

Trademark - is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. For more information see our web page on trademarks.

Copyrights - protect the expression of ideas in literary, artistic and musical works.

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