A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design or a combination of those elements that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection given to creators of “original works of authorship”, which includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and other works.
A patent is a grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the patent office or similar entity of the country in which the patent application is filed.
Cybersquatting, also known as domain squatting, is the registration, use or sale of a domain with the bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark owned by someone else.
Trade secrets are generally defined as information which is not known by others outside the business and is known only by employees and others in the business.
With any form of intellectual property a fundamental question, often overlooked, is “Who owns the rights?”