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This Article is divided in the following sections: (1) Recent History of Intellectual Property Developments; (2) Trade Secrets; (3) Trademarks and Unfair Competition; (4) Restrictive Covenants and Employment Issues; (5) Copyright and Fine Art; (6) Computer Crime; and, (7) Future Trends. Driven by the explosive growth of technology, the protection of intellectual property in the 1990s will undoubtedly prove to be one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of the law. The state legislature and the United States Congress are considering numerous bills which will affect intellectual property. This area of the law, therefore, requires careful monitoring of legislative developments. This Article is intended to provide a foundation for the reader so that he may appreciate the current state of the law on which such future developments in intellectual property law will be premised.