5 Copyright myths that simply aren’t true

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I often get asked about copyright myths that simply aren’t true. Many times, I hear about a copyright myth found online that can be used to avoid liability and save money. These myths are usually based on misinformation gathered from forums and peer-to-peer answer sites, promising ways to get around the requirements of the governing law. Relying on these misinformed copyright myths often cause more problems than they are supposed to solve. On to some of my favorite myths!

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5 Reasons to seek federal trademark protection

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Trademark registration example

If you’re reading this post, you might have a brand that could enjoy trademark protection. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of those elements, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of those elements, that identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than goods. The term “trademark” is often used to refer to both trademarks and service marks. (more…)