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Intellectual property (IP) Law is the area of law that protects the rights of creators and inventors. Every business, brand and creative has some form of IP they own. Please visit freebies page to download and read our free IP Ebook which can give you a deeper understanding.
A copyright is the right to control and benefit from the work you have created. You have a copyright as soon as you create the work, however, copyright registration is required to legally stop someone from infringing on your rights. Learn more by visiting our frequently asked questions page.
A trademark is a thing that identifies the source of your goods or services as you do business. It is how customers recognize your brand and set you apart from others.
Servicemark and Trademark are often used interchangeably, one is used for services and the other for goods. Since the terms are interchangeable, we will use trademark on this site, just know it refers to both.
Just like with a copyright, you own your trademark as soon as you start using it with your goods or services. With a trademark, those rights are limited without registration. Securing a trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office provides nationwide rights that are broader and the strongest to attain.
As soon as you decide that your business, brand, and or artistry is serious and important you should be planning how to own your stuff. Only you know the true vision for your brand. One tip that has long-lasting truth is “begin with the end in mind”. A search of the brand you want to build on is crucial to saving yourself a lot of time and cost in the long run.
An assessment of your business and or brand would be needed to give a thorough answer. It is likely you have a combination of intellectual property including things protectable under trademark or copyright law in your portfolio. Read all about the stuff in your head with our free e-book or book an IP assessment today.
An infringer is someone who violates the rights of another. This term is used often when discussing someone who has taken another’s intellectual property. There are many ways to stop infringers but in some cases including copyright, you will need a registered right to take legal action.
In many cases, your business name is your trademark/service mark however it does not have to be. Also, it is important to note that registering your business with the secretary of state is not the same as registering a trademark.