A Guide to Intellectual Property & Protection for Business

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  1. akashjshah

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    People confuse trade secrets and trademarks when they’re completely different. This guide will show you exactly what differentiates different forms of intellectual property and protection.

    Trademark: It is something that denominates a good or service. As trademark lawyers explain, it basically identifies a source. The idea is that you build up brand equity and goodwill associated with the products and services that you sell. They become known as being yours instead of somebody else’s. The law protects you as far as putting names on your goods. You are able to sue based on your trademarks.

    Copyright: Fundamentally, what copyright covers are works of authorship. It’s defined very broadly. A typical example is actually your business plan, something you’ve written. You don’t have to keep it confidential. You don’t even have to file for copyright protection. Copyright exists in the nature of authorship.

    Provisional Patent: Provisional filing is not a patent but basically a placeholder. It holds your place in line. There is no review of the provisional application. It holds the invention date. Actually, it gives the constructive date of invention. You could have a date before that, but you would have to prove that through notebooks or what have you. At the very least, it gives you that date as your earliest date of invention.

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    Your information is really very well described and useful for the peoples those are looking for safe property business and I am one of them. thanks for your information
     

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