WHAT IS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?
Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind. It can be an invention (patent / utility model), a design (industrial design), a brand name (trademark, or a literary and artistic work (copyright).
A patent is an exclusive right granted for a new, inventive, & useful product. It can take the form of a new product, process or technical improvement to existing invention.
Utility models, just like inventions, is an exclusive right granted to for an invention, but it does not require the condition of the involvement of an inventive step to be protected.
An industrial design consists of three-dimensional features, such as the shape or surface of an article, or of two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color.
A trademark is a word, a group of words, sign, symbol, or a logo that distinguishes your business’ goods or services from those of other traders.
Copyright protects literary and artistic works, such as books and other writings, musical works, films, paintings and other works, and computer programs.