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The primary types of intellectual property include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Although there are some common features among them, each is a distinct area of law for which there are various research resources. You may want to begin by consulting one of these titles we have on reserve at the Circulation Desk in the Library: Understanding Intellectual Property Law, Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright in a Nutshell, and Intellectual Property: Examples & Explanations. Please also consult our IP research guides.