Intellectual Property (“IP”) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works, designs and symbols, and names and images used in commerce.
Traditionally, IP falls into one of five categories: Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Design Rights and Geographical Indications.
United States law focuses on Copyright, Patents, and Trademarks, however, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications can be protected using a combination of Copyright, Trademarks, and Patents.