Vail Daily column: Part 1 on intellectual property

By Melanie Wong

Most folks likely have at least some sense as to what patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are.“Ah, let’s see … they’re … well, they’ve got something to do with … Okay, I give up.”If they can’t exactly define what they are, at least folks figure they have something to do with “intellectual property.”“Yeah. That’s it! Exactly!”But what, then, constitutes an intellectual property? Logically, that should be our starting point.Broadly speaking, “intellectual property” may be defined as any product of the human intellect that the law protects from unauthorized use by others. Hmmm. Let’s delve into this a little further. …

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