Trademarks (Versus Copyrights, or Patents) Succinctly Explained
The Edison Nation blog has a quick read on distinguishing the difference between copyrights, patents, and trademarks – with an emphasis on how the latter is not the former and how to identify (or design) a trademark:
Copyrights, patents and trademarks, OH MY!
In this InvENting 101, we’re learning about trademarks…what they are, what permissions they provide and how to get one.
According to the USPTO, a trademark is a symbol, word, slogan, design, color or logo that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is a word, phrase, symbol and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods. The term “trademark” is often used in a general sense to refer to both trademarks and service marks.
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