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What is Copyright?
Copyright is a legal right that protects the creator of an original work of authorship from being sued for copyright infringement. Copyright protects your right to reproduce, distribute, perform, and create derivative works of the copyrighted work. In order to protect your rights, it is important to know what constitutes copyright infringement.
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What is a Trademark?
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that identifies a specific product or service and distinguishes it from the products or services of others. A trademark can be registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and gives its owner exclusive rights to use it in commerce.
How it Works
How to Register and Apply for your Trademarks
The process of registering your trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is not difficult, but it does require some preparatory steps. The first step is to determine whether you have any trademarks that are worthy of consideration. The next step is to file an application with the USPTO. After you file your application, the USPTO will send you a notice of allowance, which will document that your trademark has been granted registration. Finally, you will need to keep your trademark in good standing by filing periodic renewals with the USPTO.
Where to Register and File your Application Collateral
To register with the Copyright Office, visit our website or call our customer service center at (202) 707-3000. You can also download a registration form from our website and fill it out. You must include the following information when registering: your full name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, and email address. You will also need to provide a copy of your publication or broadcast notice, which should include the title of your work, the name of the copyright holder(s), the date of publication or broadcast, and a statement that you have written or performed the work. Finally, you will need to provide copies of the copyright registration application form and any other applicable application materials.
If you are advertising your work for hire or performing an exclusive performance rights transfer (EPT), you must also submit an EPT application form along with your registration materials. An EPT application form is available on our website or our customer service center.
If you submit applications for works that are not registered with the Copyright Office (for example, unpublished works), you must still comply with all the requirements listed above. In addition, if you are submitting