Understand the Different Types of Intellectual Property Protection

Intellectual Property

Protecting Your Creations

Intellectual property is a term that refers to any original creation or invention from the mind. It grants a person, group or business certain exclusive rights to their creation.


A trademark is any device, symbol, word, or a combination of all three that is legally attributed to and represents a company.


A copyright gives the creator of any creative or artistic work, such as music and books, exclusive rights to their work.


A patent provides an inventor with rights that prevent other entities from replicating and selling of their invention.

Trade Secrets

A trade secret is any design, formula, or other important document that is used by a business to achieve a competitive advantage in their field.

Keeping trade secrets safely concealed helps companies maintain success. DocXellent provides ensur software that can help companies maintain document security and can also help keep trade secrets safe and up-to-date.