04 Sep Differences Between Patent, Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secrets
Intellectual property is a valuable and sometimes overlooked area of business. If you or your company have a unique invention or creation it may be beneficial for you to take advantage of Intellectual Property laws, but which one? Depending on what form your Intellectual Property is in, there are four different avenues you can take to protect it: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets.
While different in the types of property that they protect, all four of these legal venues are in place to protect the owner by giving them sole right to the property and the ability to leverage that right for monetary compensation. Understanding the basic differences is a good first step in making the most out of your ideas, inventions, artistic works and more.
Watch this video for complete descriptions of the differences between Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets.
Patents are issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). They are used when dealing with physical inventions. Copyrights are used to protect authors of original works including literary, artistic, dramatic and some intellectual works as well. A Trademark is a symbol, name or word that is used to represent goods or services that derive from a particular source. While Trade Secrets are secret processes or devices continuously used in a business.
If this makes you feel a little confused, you’re not alone. Defining and protecting Intellectual Property is an overwhelming task and not one that you want to let fall by the wayside. That’s why engaging the help of a highly qualified attorney is something you may want to consider.
Jason Rosenblum works with Intellectual Property law every day. He focuses on the detailed and complicated area of Patents, Trademarks and more. If you need to consult with an attorney who not only has the experience, but who strives to provide personal service and build long lasting relationships with his clients, call the Law Office of Jason Rosenblum today.
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