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Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) refers to several types of creations of the mind, and includes copyright, trademarks, patents, designs and trade secrets. Intellectual property law grants the owner certain exclusive rights to these intagible assets.

The first important aspect of IP is to keep the information out of the public domain until legal protection is in place, or as long as possible. md2m will advise you on the potential of the IP in your idea, and guide you to IP attorneys.

You should also be aware that your employer/academic institution may have some rights to your idea, depending on the nature of your employment and your employment contract / other contract you may have signed.