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Trademarks
What is a trademark?

A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods. In short, a trademark is a brand name.
What is a service mark?

A service mark is any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce, to identify and distinguish the services of… more »

Copyright
What does copyright protect?

Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed.
When is my work protected?

Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form so that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine… more »

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This Web site and the information contained are provided by The Law Office of Lloyd L. Rich to help you with publishing, business and intellectual property issues that may affect you. The information contained in this Web page is not legal advice. This is because legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation and because publishing, business and intellectual property law may vary from state to state in the United States, so that some information in this Web page may not be correct for your jurisdiction. Therefore, the information contained in this Web page cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel.