The various kinds of intellectual property (IP) work in different ways to help countries develop and maintain their economies, while maintaining a balance between the interests of innovators and those of society as a whole.

In this unit of work, you will find innovative ways into learning about the importance of respecting IP law, in particular industrial designs, patents and trademarks.

  • What is the difference between a trademark, an industrial design and a patent?
  • Why does the law protect intellectual property rights?
  • What happens when intellectual property is not respected?

Explore the activities in this section and find the answers to some of these questions.

Product design
Protecting the public
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