-Unlike the other types of intellectual property, protection can't be obtained by registering your trade secret. Instead, protection lasts only as long as you take the necessary steps to control disclosure.
4. Copyrights- Copyrights protect original works of authorship, such as literary works, music, dramatic works, choreographic works, sculptural, pictorial, and graphic works, sound recordings, artistic works, etc.
-In order to qualify under copyright laws, the work must be fixed in a tangible medium of expression, such as words on a piece of paper or music notes written on a sheet. No copyright can be had over an idea.