- What is a Copyright? A Copyright is a form of protection provided by Title 17 of the United States Codes and given to the creators of original works including literary, dramatic, artistic, and other intellectual works. For example, a restaurant owner can copyright its menu, a software company can copyright its software code, and a jewelry designer can copyright its jewelry designs.
- What is a Trademark? A Trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of such that identifies and distinguishes the source of goods of one entity or person from another. A Service Mark is similar, however it serves to distinguish a service as opposed to a good. It is highly beneficial to trademark your branding( i.e. logos, slogans, and the name of the business itself )in order to protect the uniqueness of your business concept in a society that fosters competition.
At Dorman Bell, LLP, we encourage the preparation of your IP Portfolio from the start of your business in order to protect what you have worked so tirelessly to create.