This text introduces students to the origins of copyright law, the extent of trademark rights, and what is patentable. It covers such topics as rights granted under copyright, principles of fair use, the first sale doctrine, issues of ownership, copyright registration, and securing Internet domains. It is written for students preparing to work in the intellectual property field. It includes step-by-step information to use and register the various forms required in intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright applications as well as supporting documentation such as assignments and declarations. It also includes the basics of trade secrecy and patent law. An instructor's manual and test bank supplement are available.