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Health Management and Policy Research Guide: Ethics

A guide to support programs in health systems management at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Resources for Ethical Issues and Management

Resources for Intellectual Property Research

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Intellectual Property

What is intellectual property?

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, "Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce."

It is often protected by law and it is important to understand rules applying to the different types of intellectual property.

Types of Intellectual Property

  • Copyright
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Trade Secrets
  • Industrial Design Rights
  • Trade Dress
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