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Welcome to IPBasics.org!


Businesses come in all shapes and sizes – creators, too.


IP rights are designed both to help established firms grow and encourage new businesses and creators to compete.


The four basic rights -- copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets -- make sharing easier and enable others to benefit.

Essential Information


The knowledge economy can be a confusing place. IPBasics.org is designed to make it easy to get the essential information about IP people need know today. 

IPBasics.org can be used effectively by everyone from creators, entrepreneurs, educators and students to IP professionals and investors. No prior background is necessary.

Content of IPBasics.org is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or reflect the views of CIPU or its affiliates.