Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to a number of distinct types of creations of the mind for which property rights are recognised--and the corresponding fields of law. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.

Trump Signals Clear Headway In US-China Trade Talks

The trade talks between the U.S. and China are sending out positive signals. Chances of a mini-deal were evident in the words of President Donald Trump who declared that he was looking forward to sealing a comprehensive trade deal with China after meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.