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World Intellectual Property Day: Secure your organization's intellectual property with Zoho Show

  • Last Updated : May 30, 2023
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Secure your organization's intellectual property with Zoho Show

Intellectual property (IP) refers to your business' original ideas, designs, discoveries, and inventions, as well as your creative works, such as logos, symbols, product names, and catchphrases. Many businesses document and store their intellectual property as presentation files. With information becoming more accessible in the digital world, protecting your unique ideas is increasingly vital.

The theme for this year's World IP Day is "Innovation and Creativity," which emphasizes the importance of protecting your innovative and creative ideas. In this blog post, we'll discuss the different types of intellectual property and share some ways to protect them.

What are the different types of intellectual property?

Patents: An organization can patent a unique innovation, usually a product or process that is "novel," "non-obvious," and "useful". Patents grant their owners the exclusive right to create, use, and sell the invention for a limited period of time. This helps businesses protect their products, processes, and innovations from copying or use by others, giving them a competitive advantage.

Trademarks: These are symbols, designs, logos, slogans, or catchphrases used to identify a product or service.  By registering for a trademark, a business can prevent infringement and help distinguish its services and offerings from competitors.

Copyrights: Original works of authorship, such as literary, artistic, graphical, and pictorial works, computer programs, and websites, can be protected by copyrights. This gives the copyright holder the exclusive right to use, modify, distribute, and display the work.  

Trade secrets: A trade secret is any proprietary information that gives a company a competitive advantage. This includes formulas, techniques, methodologies, and other details that must be kept private. The best way to secure the information is to restrict access and require employees, partners, or other members of your organization to sign nondisclosure agreements.

How can you protect your organization's intellectual property?

 

Protecting your intellectual property with Zoho Show

1. Secure collaboration: Collaboration is key to boosting business productivity, but it can also be a source of risk when it comes to your intellectual property. With Zoho Show, organizations can collaborate securely with their teams and external members. You can also change visibility and access levels anytime from your presentation's settings section.

2. Password-protected exports: Add an extra layer of security to your presentation and avoid data breaches by exporting files with password protection. By restricting access to your presentation, you prevent unauthorized viewing of your presentation and its contents. This is particularly important when you are sharing a presentation that contains original ideas, product information, client data, business strategies, and other trade secrets.

3. Limit file access: Provide role-based access to your slides to ensure that only authorized members can view confidential information. You can set a password, restrict downloads, and even request user data to keep track of who has accessed sensitive information in your presentation. By monitoring file access, you can reduce the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches.

4. Compliance with industry standards: Zoho Show is compliant with various industry standards, including SOC 2 Type II and ISO 27001. This guarantee that our software meets rigid security and privacy standards and that organizations can trust Show to protect their intellectual property.

In conclusion, intellectual property is a valuable asset for any organization, and its protection should be a top priority. Zoho Show complies with industry standards and provides a range of security features that can help organizations protect their assets. These include secure collaboration options, two-factor authentication, and data encryption. Collaborate securely with your teams and external partners, and present ideas and strategies without the fear of infringement using Zoho Show.

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