Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but it can also be illegal. Your meeting is your property and should be protected--everything from its name and the design of its logo to session handouts and tapes of the proceedings. In this column, the first of a two-part series, we will discuss meeting planners' intellectual property rights and obligations. Intellectual property refers to those things that are created as the result of intellectual efforts, such as books, software, designs, ...

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