Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Logo Copywrites
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on December 05, 2001 at 11:55:50:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Logo Copywrites posted by angelo on November 07, 2001 at 18:12:13:
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 expression as contained in a creative work but DOES NOT usually extend to any idea, procedure, process, method, system, discovery, name or short title or slogan.
Song lyrics, musical compositions, sound recordings and other original works may be protected under copyright law - but BAND NAMES, LABEL NAMES and COMMON SURNAME APPELLATIONS (e.g., SMITH or JONES) cannot.
TRADEMARK law protects distinctive names, titles, slogans and symbols that are used by their owners in business or commerce.
CLOTHING BRANDS and PRODUCT NAMES may be eligible for trademark protection if the name is used by a business or trader to promote the sale of certain goods or services; (e.g., clothing) to distinguish from the goods of imitators and wannabees.
TRADEMARK REGISTRATION- If you wish to protect your name, you can apply for a Trademark or service mark. We can help to prepare your application to register your trademark name and/or for any special designs, fonts, slogans or logos that you use to identify your brand.
Before adopting and promoting a new name, it would be wise to investigate whethers other have used a similar name in the past. We can assist you with a comprehensive search to determine the extent of prior use of the trademark and a few similar names. We can perform searches online to determine whether any other businesses are using any infringing domain names, product names or brand names.
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