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IP, better known as Intellectual Property is the law surrounding the protection of property that is solely based in the mind, re it is something which you cannot touch and yet it is something that has become very important in today’s world. Intellectual Property is made up of patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and contracts, some of which are trade secret contracts, license contracts, among many others. One of the facts that is not widely understood about intellectual property is that most rights are derived from the federal laws of the country and yet under most patent laws a filing in one country may prevent someone from obtaining a patent in another country. On the other hand, the use of a trademark in one country, where the date of priority for filing in the second country, under the trademark treaties, will not prevent a different entity from using the exact same mark. Of course the Internet has complicated the latter issue as the question of use in a particular location has become quite hazy and is defined in different fashion depending on the state or country. As you can see intellectual property issues can become quite complicated. It is to your advantage to contact a lawyer about your legal issues prior to an issue coming up as opposed to after you receive a demand letter from the opposing attorney.