In this digital age the laws governing intellectual property have become a bit convoluted. Artilces like this allow for business owners and intellectual property developers to have a better idea of what need to happen to protect what is rightfully yours. While we would always recomend getting an educated attorney to look over your personal case it is important to stay educated on the inner workings of your industry.
File for protection under U.S. patent, trademark, and/or copyright
laws. But which one of these provides the most appropriate type of
intellectual property protection?
A patent for an invention does not grant the right to make, use,
offer for sale, sell, or import, but the right to exclude others from
doing so. A trademark is a word, name, symbol, or device that is used to
indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from the goods
of others. Copyright is a form of protection provided to the creators
of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic,
musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published