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Focus On: Intellectual Property Rights

is a book of essays introducing concepts and issues around intellectual property rights: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and new forms of intellectual property. Learn why countries need intellectual property systems and what governments are doing to enforce intellectual property rights. Lists of web and print intellectual property resources and resources for children and young adults are included. (Department of State)

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Visitors to the Great Wall in China can still see the original producer's mark on some of its bricks. This mark allowed the emperors of that time to be assured of quality and, if needed, accountability.
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