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Posted by Stephen Anderson on August 14, 2001 at 09:14:14:
In Reply to: anagrams posted by Doug Lewis on August 13, 2001 at 00:42:48:
: Can anagrams be copyrighted?
Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship", including literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, graphic arts and other creations.
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.
Trademark protects names, abbreviations and slogans and symbols used in business. (e.g., company names like: IBM; UPS; MSN; NBC; FEDEX; FANNY MAE; MCDONALD'S, or FORD; product names like BIG MAC; NASCAR; or EXPLORER; slogans like WE LOVE TO SEE YOU SMILE, or THE ONLY WAY TO FLY; designs like the "GOLDEN ARCHES" or the COKE BOTTLE SHAPE and even sometimes color schemes like: Brown for UPS courier service or Pink for SWEET 'N LOW.
Prior to seeking to register a trademark, a search should be conducted to determine whether the name, or a similar name is already in use by someone else.
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