What is Intellectual Property Law? - Definition and Rights


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Alex invents a small water faucet that dispenses boiling water. He applies for and obtains a patent. Andrew then uses Alex's design without Alex's permission to manufacture and distribute the faucet. This is an example of _____.

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1. Intellectual property is like other forms of property, EXCEPT that _____.

2. Which of the following is NOT protected by intellectual property laws?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Intellectual property is intangible property that is protected under the law, and this worksheet and quiz will test your knowledge of the various types of intellectual property. You'll also be assessed on how intellectual property is protected under the law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the elements of intellectual property law, including:

  • The term that identifies the wrongful act committed when someone uses another's intellectual property without permission
  • How intellectual property is different than real or personal property
  • The different kinds of intellectual property
  • The kind of intellectual property that is represented by confidential information owned by a business that gives it a competitive advantage
  • The name for the intellectual property right that protects logos

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as infringement and intellectual property
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as patent, copyright and trade secret
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding intellectual property rights and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about identifying the kinds of intellectual property rights owned by most businesses

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of law, review the accompanying lesson about the elements of intellectual property law. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define intellectual property
  • Identify the different types of intellectual property
  • Understand what a patent protects
  • Differentiate between trademarks and service marks
  • Know what copyright protects
  • Understand why trade secrets must be kept confidential