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Introduction to Copyright
 This article provides a basic overview of copyright, copyright laws, the benefits of registering a copyright, and copyright protection.
What Copyright Does and Does Not Protect
 This article discusses what copyright protects and what copyright does not protect and the difference between patents and copyrights. The expression of the author's idea is protected by copyright, but the idea itself is not.
How To Properly Display A Valid Copyright Notice
 This article details when and how to properly display a copyright notice on your work, which often depends on the type of work created and the contents of the work.
What Are Derivative Works and Compilations in Copyright
 This article explains the difference between a derivative work and a compilation, as each requires different handling procedures with the copyright office.
How Long Copyright Protection Lasts and When Copyright Protection Expires
 Determining the copyright term for a work is not hard if you know a few things about when, by whom, and how the copyrighted work was created.
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That License Looks Fair
 This article uncovers some of the common pitfalls encountered by individuals when negotiating and drafting an intellectual property license (software license agreement, copyright license agreement or trademark license agreement).
Non-Exclusive Copyright License
 This article provides a brief description on the non-exclusive copyright license and its effects.
Application Outsourcing
 This article provides an overview on application outsourcing, it's benefits and risks, and what to look out for when selecting a provider.

Trademarks, Trade Names, and Domain Names Explained
 This article explains what a trademark is, what qualifies as a registerable trademark, and how trademarks differ from trade names, domain names, and company names.
Trademarks Copyrights & Patents Differentiated and Explained
 This article briefly describes the difference between trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets.
Company Names And Trade Names Are Not Trademarks
 This article briefly describes the difference between trademarks, corporate names, and trade names, otherwise known as fictitious business names and dba's.
State Approved Corporate Names are not Trademarks
 This article briefly describes the difference between a corporate name and a trademark, and why your corporate name may be infringing someone else's trademark.
Duly Record Your Trademark With U.S. Customs
 This article explains how to register your trademark and/or copyright with Customs and Border Protection to protect your trademark against counterfeit imports.
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Trade Secrets
Introduction to Trade Secrets
 This article briefly describes what a trade secret is and how they are protected under U.S. law.
What is a Protectable Trade Secret?
 This article briefly describes how the courts decide if something should be protected as a trade secret.
How To Protect Your Trade Secrets?
 This article lists 10 things a company can do to better protect its trade secrets.

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