Step 1: Patents
A patent is used to protect a novel technical solution to a problem and gives an exclusive right to use an invention.
Step 2: Trademarks
A trademark is a symbol or mark for a product or service.
Step 3: Designs
An attractive design is often the decisive factor in determining what people choose when faced with a number of otherwise similar products.
Step 4: Copyright
Copyright protects music, films, literature and other creative works.
Step 5: Opportunities
Being the holder of intellectual property rights actually means nothing in itself. It is the market which is the determining factor.
Step 6: Other intellectual property rights
There are also other types of intellectual property rights.
Step 7: Supplementary protection
Supplementary protection in other laws.