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Understanding Intellectual Property

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Discover the basics of intellectual property rights, and how you can best safeguard your ideas and avoid infringement.


  • Welcome
  • What is intellectual property law?
1. Copyrights
  • What is copyright law?
  • Copyright ownership
  • How long a copyright lasts
  • Using others' work
  • Copyright infringement
  • Infringement remedies
  • Copyright infringement consequences
  • Copyright defenses
2. Trademarks
  • What is trademark law?
  • Copyrights vs. trademarks
  • Trademark rights
  • Losing a trademark
  • Preparing to trademark
  • Trademarking your work
  • Filing a trademark
  • Filing different types of trademarks
  • What to expect after filing
  • Trademark infringement
  • Consequences and defenses of infringement
3. Patents
  • What is a patent?
  • Provisional vs. utility patents
  • Who can obtain patent rights?
  • Sharing ideas prior to filing a patent
  • Patenting software and applications
  • Patenting your ideas
  • Patent ownership
  • Myth of the poor man's patent
  • Patent infringement
  • Defenses and remedies to patent infringement
4. Trade Secrets
  • What is a trade secret?
  • What does trade secret law protect?
  • Trade secret infringement
  • Defenses and remedies to trade secret infringement
5. Rights of Publicity
  • What is rights-of-publicity law?
  • Exceptions to rights-of-publicity law
  • Preventing rights-of-publicity infringement

Taught by

Dana Robinson


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