Scandia is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,692 at the 2000 census. Scandia is located 25 miles northeast of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is part of the Twin Cities Metro Area. Scandia became a city on January 1, 2007, due to worries about being annexed by the city of Forest Lake, after many years as New Scandia Township. The city is serviced by a weekly newspaper, the Country Messenger, and, as evidenced by the town's name, has a rich Swedish heritage. Gammelgarden Museum, located in the city's Johnson Park, "since 1972 has preserved, presented, and promoted Swedish immigrant heritage and history", with events such as "Midsommarafton" and "Dalapalooza" --a reference to the Dalecarlian horses the city has erected to welcome visitors, similar to Saint Paul, Minnesota's use of the Peanuts characters. The city has an elementary school, an ice rink, a community center, and a small business park.

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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 Minnesota

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...