- 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 & Kramer, 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.