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Author Topic: Can a "Service" be patented, trademarked or copyrighted  (Read 3199 times)


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Hopefully this finds it's rightful forum place.

Regardless of state/territory or country, I am wondering if a "Service" could be protected by any means of the above protection?
Very loose example of what I am trying to protect:
A commercially available (but custom modified) train, is autonomously instructed to a destination to gather evidence for a paying client.

I'm asking this question here to assertain whether to engaged an IP professional




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Re: Can a "Service" be patented, trademarked or copyrighted
« Reply #1 on: 06-03-16 at 05:45 am »

You can certainly register trademarks (1) as the service provider, (2) for the services themselves, and maybe for other things surrounding these.

Patents, maybe, but it depends on whether your autonomous trains are doing anything novel and nonobvious.

Copyrights, for your marketing literature and advertising at least.
"The life of a patent solicitor has always been a hard one."  Judge Giles Rich, Application of Ruschig, 379 F.2d 990.

Disclaimer: not only am I not a lawyer, I'm not your lawyer.  Therefore, this does not constitute legal advice.


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