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How to Recognize the Intellectual Property your Business Owns and Grasp the Basics of the IP System

Posted by attorney Cynthia Cannady

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See the website of the World Intellectual Property Organization, www.wipo.int. For searching patents and patent applications, see the very useful databases of the US Patent and Trademark Office, www.uspto.gov and of the European Union, www.espacenet.com The European database is worldwide and is the largest such database in the world. Another useful site for researchers and universities is the Association of University Technology Managers: www.autm.org Finally, the best organizational website for members is www.lesi.org, the website of the Licensing Executives Society International and its many national chapters. The archives of LESI's publication, Les Nouvelles, are a goldmine of practical information on IP and how to use it to make financial success.

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