Day: July 12, 2017

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What Is a Patent?

What is a Patent?  Patents protect new and useful inventions (product, composition, machine, process) or any new and useful improvement to an existing invention. A patent owner the exclusive right to manufacture, use and sell the invention (and prevent others from doing so). It is a document issued by the federal government to protect an …

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What Are Trade Secrets?

What Are Trade Secrets? What Are Trade Secrets?  Trade secrets are any valuable business information that are kept confidential and secret. In general, they provide a business advantage over a competitor and the owners of the trade secret have made reasonable efforts to keep it secret. Trade secrets are commercial, scientific and/or technical information, which …

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What Is A Trademark?

What Is a Trademark? What Is a Trademark?  A trademark is the business name or mark that a legal entity (which can be an individual, partnership or corporation) uses for the purpose of distinguishing its goods and services from the goods and services of others. A trademark may be a certification mark or a distinguishing …

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What Is Copyright?

This article summarizes Canadian copyright law by answering the question of what is copyright.  It provides an understanding of the law within a Canadian context.   Copyright is a right created by statute, The Copyright Act. The Copyright Act protects original literary, musical, dramatic, and artistic works, which including written materials and computer software. The Act …

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