A trade secret is sensitive or secret business information that gives a trade or business an edge over a competitor.
It is something that makes a particular product appealing to the eyes. The right protects the appearance only. It includes a shape, color, pattern, configuration, or composition of colors or lines applied to a product.
Any sign that is capable of distinguishing goods or services (including words, names, letters, numerals, drawings, pictures, shapes, colors, labels, or any combination of these) may be used as a trademark.
A patent is conferring a property right by an authority (government) to the inventor for his invention (product or process) for a certain period. A patent is granted by a national patent office, or by a regional patent office that represents a group of countries.
Copyright denotes the right to copy or reproduce the work in which the Copyright subsists. However, it only protects the expression of an idea; it does not protect the underlying idea or concept.
The different kinds of Intellectual Properties are:
4. Industrial Design
5. Trade Secret
6. Geographical Indications
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are legal rights given to the inventor or creator to protect his invention or creation for a certain period.
Intellectual Property is a creation of intellect (the human mind). The creation or innovation can be any invention which may be scientific or technical, literary or artistic work, graphical representation, design, etc.