The Guide takes the first step in addressing the problem of insufficient coordination between secured transactions and intellectual property law by facilitating the extension of credit at a lower cost while deferring to intellectual property law to the extent an issue is addressed in that law in a different way than in the Guide. The Supplement, which was adopted by the General Assembly on 6 December 2010, is a second step towards addressing that problem. The general commentary and recommendations of the Guide apply to security rights in intellectual property as supplemented or revised by the specific commentary and recommendations of the Supplement. The overall objective of the Supplement is to make credit more available and at a lower cost to intellectual property right holders, thus enhancing the value of intellectual property as security for credit. At the same time, the Supplement seeks to achieve this objective without interfering with fundamental policies of intellectual property law.