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Management article
Reference no. 9B02TA05
Published by:
Ivey Publishing (2002)
in "Ivey Business Journal"
4 pages


Whether it is a brand, a symbol or even a client list, intellectual property is among a company''s most valuable assets. At the same time, any one of those assets, which may have taken years to develop and acquire value, is highly vulnerable. The reason is that in both the public and private sectors, protecting intellectual property is one of the least-appreciated aspects of corporate governance. The issue is of particular importance for directors. In this article, the author analyzes the problem and suggests how corporate directors can avoid, reduce or mitigate the risks to intellectual property.


Intellectual capital; Risk management

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