What’s the difference between a copyright and a trademark?
When it comes to intellectual property law, a lot of people have a tendency to confuse copyrights with trademarks. It is very important to understand the difference between the two when you begin the process of registering your copyright or trademark. The main difference here is just that obtaining a copyright will protect your intellectual property while a trademark just protects whatever you decide to name that property.
For example, if you wanted to protect the rights to a song, you would need a copyright to protect the music but you can also obtain a trademark to protect some of the lyrics or the title. In this particular situation of registering a song, you may also want to obtain a license so you can collect royalties. There are many different facets of protecting your intellectual property and it can become confusing. Therefore, it may be in your best interest to contact an experienced intellectual property attorney who can provide you with the correct information and walk you through the appropriate steps that will lead you to success in your ventures.
The one factor that is the same across the board for matters of intellectual property is that whether you are obtaining a copyright or a trademark, you will have to conduct either a search to ensure that you are not going to receive any objection from a person whose intellectual property is similar to yours.
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