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Area of Law: Intellectual Property law

KeyboardIntellectual property consists of the group of legislative and common law rights affording protection to creative and intellectual effort and includes laws on copyright, design, patent, circuit layouts, plant varieties, confidential information, trade mark and business reputation (passing off and trade practices). Intellectual property encompasses both industrial property (patent, design and trade mark) as well as intellectual property.
(From the Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary)

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