A key aspect of all intellectual property (IP) rights is exclusivity. Virtually all intellectual property rights entitle their owners to prevent third parties from making, using, selling, distributing, copying, displaying and otherwise exploiting any goods or services that infringe upon the owned rights.
This course focuses on the importance and how to conduct patent, trademark, copyright, and domain name searches and clearances. At the end of this course you should be able to:
+ Understand what intellectual property searches and clearances are.
+ Learn the reasons intellectual property searches and clearances are conducted.
+ Understand how intellectual property searches and clearances can help you substantially minimize many business risks.
+ Learn how to conduct patent, trademark, copyright and domain name searches and clearances.
+ Recognize when it may be necessary to hire specialized search and clearance professionals.