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Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination of these things that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party versus those of another. Trademarks and service marks typically protect brand names and logos used on goods and services. When the ‘product’ at issue is a service instead of a good, the proper term is technically a service mark.

Copyright is granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. A copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.

 To  contact McGrath & Spielberger and find out more about the Firm’s trademark copyright services, please click here: contact McGrath & Spielberger about trademarks and copyrights.

Why is it important to register a trademark or copyright? Failure to register your trademark or copyright may reduce or completely eliminate your ability to prevent others from unfairly using a name, logo, photograph, design, writing, or other intellectual property which properly belongs to you or your company.

McGrath & Spielberger provides trademark and copyright services in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

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