An important consideration for all businesses is to determine a strategy for protection the intellectual property of the business. There are four main ways to protect your intellectual property: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. A mixture of these methods can provide excellent protection for a company's intellectual property. The following article briefly explains each strategy available to protect your IP. "How to Protect your Company's Intellectual Property" by Nate Kelly. However, you should discuss which strategies will best protect your company's intellectual property with an attorney. Please note that this article is not intended as legal advice.