posted a year ago
"Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are the set of exclusive legal rights granted to the creators of original works of authorship, such as literary, artistic, and scientific works. IPRs include copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.
Copyrights protect the expression of an idea fixed in a tangible medium such as a book, painting, or computer program. Copyrights give the copyright owner the exclusive right to publicly reproduce, distribute, perform, and display the copyrighted work.
Trademarks protect words, names, symbols, or designs that identify and distinguish goods or services from those of other producers. A trademark can be a word (e.g., McDonald's), a name (e.g., Ford)"