Re: Question about a training video
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on July 10, 2001 at 11:57:09:
In Reply to: Question about a training video posted by Joseph Krauss on July 09, 2001 at 17:40:35:
1) Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship", which can include a wide variety of intellectual properties, such as pictures and words, works of art (paintings, sculpture, photographs, etc.) literary works, (books, song lyrics, poetry) as well as choreography, VIDEOTAPES, WEB PAGES and other forms of creative expression.
Copyright protects the author's original creative expression as contained in the work but DOES NOT usually extend to any idea, procedure, process, method, system, discovery, name or short title or slogan.
You can protect your videotape by registering it for copyright protection. You can also register any expressive logo designs.
For more information, visit: www.copyrightpros.com.
2) Trademark protects company names, product names and slogans and symbols used in business. (e.g., company names like: MCDONALD'S, or FORD; product names like BIG MAC or EXPLORER; slogans like WE LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE, or THE ONLY WAY TO FLY; and designs like the "GOLDEN ARCHES" and even sometimes color schemes like : Brown for UPS courier service or Pink for SWEET 'N LOW.
YOU MAY CHOOSE TO SEEK REGISTRATION OF YOUR NEW NAME, DESIGN, OR BUSINESS PROCESS IN ORDER TO PROTECT IT FROM COPYCATS OR INFRINGERS. REGISTRATION SHOULD BE SOUGHT IN ANY COUNTRY WHERE YOU DO BUSINESS OR WHERE YOU EXPECT INFRINGEMENT WILL OCCUR.
For more about trademarks, visit: www.brandxperts.com
Our firm focuses exclusively on the protection of intellectual property, such as names, designs and copyrighted material. We can help to protect your imagination.
For more information, see the sites:
ANDERSON & SHIPPEY
The Intellectual Property Law Server
Old Copyright Forum