What’s the difference between a trademark and a copyright?

As an attorney who has practiced for more than 16 years, I have had a lot of questions come my way.  One thing that many people — business owners or not — are curious about is “intellectual property.”

Intellectual property law covers copyrights, trademarks, patents and trade secrets.  You need to be a special lawyer to work in the area of patents — think special chemical formulas!  I don’t work in that area!

But I do help clients with copyrights — which are generally for the written word (books, articles, music, websites, software) and trademarks (logos, slogans, the name of the product or service).


Why would you want to spend the money?  After all, a trademark isn’t cheap.

  1. A trademark protects your idea nationwide and prevents other business owners from copying your name or logo.
  1. A trademark or copyright gives you the right to sue someone who has stolen your ideas.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

If you are ready to move forward with a trademark for your slogan, logo or product name, sign up here: http://bit.ly/2D3cSy9.

2018-01-03T09:24:35+00:00By |

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