INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge. It is a productive new idea you create. This can be an invention, trade mark, design, brand or even the application of your idea.

Your idea must be something new or original, but determining whether your idea is new or not is not always easy.

Applying for an IP right to protect your idea can be critical if you want to build a business and establish your presence in a market.

As stated by Craig Venter, a geneticist and one of the first scientists to sequence the human genome, ‘intellectual property is a key aspect for economic development.’

Intellectual Property