A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device, which is used to indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from the goods of others.

If you want to protect your company image and name, filing for trademark protection is a must. Monitoring your trademark and updating filings is also an important part of maintaining your intellectual property rights. It is also important to know whether or not the logo or name you have selected may infringe on another’s rights. Many people are unaware that there are both National and State level protections for your trademark. Please feel free to contact us to explore filing for a trademark, or if you are concerned that another person or party is using your trademark unlawfully.

 

Copyrights are different from Trademarks in that they protect the author or creator of “original works” including literary, dramatic, artistic, musical and other intellectual works. However, there are many instances when both copyright and trademark protection are desired with respect to the same business or idea. The Copyright Act of 1976 gives the copyright owner an exclusive right to reproduce the work that has been copyrighted, 

including any derivative works from the copyright. Copyrights are registered by the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress. If you need assistance with copyrighting your work or if you believe another person or party has infringed your copyright, please contact us using the form on the right.