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by princy william (2019-02-01)

Intellectual property laws are Total Money Magnetism Review designed to protect your creative works, your branding, and your ideas. Conversely, they are not meant to suppress further intellectual development which should occur subsequently. The protection of the rights of the originator and the subsequent developer are similarly important to the evolution of our profession. Should someone attempt to inhibit intellectual property rights by stealing, such as in the form of plagiarism, trademark infringement, or patent violation, then the entire profession (and the public) has been harmed. Civil penalties are designed to prevent such activities. However, should someone prevent further intellectual development by inappropriately trying to enforce a misconceived claim of an intellectual property right, they could also be the subject of civil actions for damage. And, most importantly, they can be found guilty of "restraint of free trade" under the Clayton Act. The latter is a criminal felony punishable by incarceration. This article is meant to give a non-attorney's opinion of how intellectual property rights apply to the hypnotherapy profession. My thoughts are based on attaining two masters degrees in business, teaching on the faculty of two universities and many years as a business owner and entrepreneur. I have relied heavily on prior legal advice and resources such as the Library of Congress and I will discuss my opinion and ideas on how this applies to many aspects of our profession. Intellectual property in the US is covered under three sets of laws. These are copyright, trademark, and patent. Unfortunately, I too often hear and read about the ill-informed throwing around these terms with reckless impunity. The resulting misconceptions lead to threats and retards the development of ideas. And as mentioned above, ignorance of the terms may open the parties to civil and criminal action.