Geneseo is a city in Henry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 6,480 at the 2000 census. The city government is organized under an Aldermanic form. The Mayor is elected at large for a two year term. The Mayor (Linda Van Der Leest) serves as Chief Executive Officer and also Presiding Officer over the City Council of Geneseo. The City Council consists of eight aldermen representing four individual wards. (Ward 1, Edward Deener and Lowell Ewert - Ward 2, Arnie Schmid and Robert Wachtel - Ward 3, Keith Kennett and Karen West - Ward 4, Joshua Pierce and Curt Spensley) Geneseo is known for its Victorian style homes and its "Rockwellian quaintness. " It is often compared to the Andy Griffith Show and its town, Mayberry R.F.D. Geneseo is also well known nation wide. During the month of December, Geneseo hosts an annual "Christmas Walk. " Until 2008 the annual "Christmas Walk" was known as the "Victorian Walk. "Downtown businesses offer in store hospitality and feature live window displays depicting holiday traditions from different decades, 2008 will feature the 1940's. This town is also home to the famous gun manufacturing company, Springfield Armory, Inc. which is located on Main Street. It employs many of the town's citizens and is a vital part of the economy. Springfield Armory, Inc. is currently operated by the Reese family. For recreation, just north of Geneseo,IL runs the historic 104.5 mile Hennepin Canal Parkway spreading through five counties.

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What is intellectual property law?

Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets. Intellectual property law involves advising and assisting individuals and businesses on the development, use, and protection of intellectual property -- which includes ideas, artistic creations, engineering processes, scientific inventions, and more.

Answers to intellectual property law issues in Illinois

A patent is a document issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) that grants a monopoly for a limited...

Some types of inventions will not qualify for a patent, no matter how interesting or important they are. For example...

In the context of a patent application, an invention is considered novel when it is different from all...

Once a patent is issued, it is up to the owner to enforce it. If friendly negotiations fail, enforcement involves...

Patent protection usually ends when the patent expires.

For all utility patents filed before June 8, 1995,...

Typically, inventor-employees who invent in the course of their employment are bound by employment agreements that...

On its own, a patent has no value. A patent becomes valuable only when a patent owner takes action to profit from...

Copyright protects works such as poetry, movies, video games, videos, DVDs, plays, paintings, sheet music, recorded...

For works published after 1977, the copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. However, if the work...

The term "trademark" is commonly used to describe many different types of devices that label, identify, and...