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Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents

Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents. What do you already know?

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Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents

What do you already know?

Copyrights

• Form of protection• Include: literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and

intellectual works• For published and unpublished• Protects the form of expression but not

subject matter• Registered by Copyright Office of the Library

of Congress

Trademarks

• A word, name or symbol that represents the company that created the product– Can be title, slogan or other short phrase

• Prevent others from using a similar trademark• Register with Patent and Trademark Office

Patents

• Grants the rights of an invention to its creator• Patent and Trademark Office• Prevents others from making, using, selling or

reselling an invention