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Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights – What’s the Difference?

Many people tend to confuse the types of intellectual property protections that are available to them. In short, a patent protects the function of an invention, a trademark protections a name and/or logo that may be used to identify the source of goods and/or services, and a copyright is meant to protect original works of authorship.

Trade Name v. Trademark

  By: Widerman Malek Team Is a “trade name” the same thing as a “trademark?” This is a topic that seems to give people trouble. The Lanham Act offers some help to distinguish the terms. By definition, a “trade name” is any name used by a person to identify his or her business or vocation. […]

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