Protecting Intellectual Property

Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but it can also be illegal. Your meeting is your property and should be protected--everything from its name and the design of its logo to session handouts and tapes of the proceedings. In this column, the first of a two-part series, we will discuss intellectual property rights and obligations.

Intellectual property refers to things that are created from intellectual efforts, such as books, software, designs, and slogans. Copyright and tra

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