Many people often confuse the terms Copyright, Trademark, and Patent and often the terms are used synonymously with each other. While a Copyright, Trademark, and a Patent are all types of intellectual property, they have very distinct meanings.
A Copyright is registered through the U.S. Copyright Office. A Copyright protects
original literary, artistic, dramatic, and musical works. If you were to make a commercial for your new invention, you would Copyright the commercial that you made to market your new invention.
(As a general rule, a Copyright published after 1978 lasts for the life of the author + 70 years)
A Trademark is registered through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A Trademark protects your brand-name. If you were to market your new invention, you would want to Trademark the brand-name so no one else can take that name. A Trademark essentially protects brand names and logos for a particular product or service.
A Patent is registered through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A Patent is used for inventions and protects only inventions.
It is important to contact Goldman Law, LLC to assist your business with its Copyright or Trademark needs. While you do not have to register your Copyright or Trademark, it is important that these issues are not overlooked so you can protect your business and its value. Registering your Copyright and/or Trademark opens the doors to valuable legal recourse that you would not otherwise have if someone were to use your work for their profit.
More importantly, registering your Copyright or Trademark reduces risk to your business and reducing risk is an important key to staying in business!
Call Goldman Law, LLC at 303-656-9529 today to schedule a consultation today.