A trademark is a distinctive feature such as a word, a name, a logo, a phrase, a symbol, a sound, a shape, an image, a device, a color, a smell, or a brand that is used to distinguish one product from another. Trademarks are often used by individuals or businesses to uniquely identify themselves and to create brand recognition and subsequent customer loyalty.
Copyright is a set of rights that gives an author of original work the exclusive rights to that work, excluding others from copying, reproducing, adapting, distributing, transmitting, performing, or displaying that work. Examples of original work may include prose, poetry, plays, theses, text books, research articles, music compositions, movies and film, paintings and other artwork, photographs, software, and radio and television programs. Our firm can help clients develop and protect intellectual property assets by prosecuting trademarks and registering copyrights.