Re: Copyright or trademark
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on September 29, 1999 at 03:37:04:
In Reply to: Copyright or trademark posted by Willow DaNaan on September 28, 1999 at 18:09:13:
: I created an online site for artists over a year ago
: and had copyright notices for the name online since Sept 98.
: My site has now become so popular - I need to protect the name.
: Is both a copyright and trademark certificate required to
: protect the use?
: Thank you for any assistance.
The copyright protects the mode of expression displayed at your site. If the site includes a trademark or a service mark, that mark is not protected by the copyright. It is registerable as a trademark. The copyright on the site should be registered and updated for changes.
M. Arthur Auslander
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