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Intellectual property (IP) is any creative work or invention considered to be the property of its creator. Often, intellectual property rights are recognized and protected under the corresponding fields of law ().

Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights, such as the ability to publish to various markets, license the manufacture and distribution of inventions, and sue in case of unlawful or deceptive copying.

Common types of intellectual property rights include , trademarks, , industrial design rights, and trade secrets.

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