The term intellectual property (IP for short) refers to any creative product (such as a product design, logo, screenplay, etc.) that can be copyrighted, trademarked, or patented. When a product is copyrighted, trademarked, or patented, the owner then has control over how their product is reproduced and used by others. The legal rules for copyright vary by jurisdiction, so do your research and know what applies to you. The World Intellectual Property Organization (http://www.wip.int) is a good international starting point.