Trademarks vs. Copyrights… Can you Tell the Difference? (Episode 37)

I remember back in law school when I first started learning about trademarks and copyrights.

I hadn't a clue what the difference was between them, or what they would have meant for my future business ventures.

You probably feel the same way.

That's why I decided that this weeks video would be a little different than ones I've done in the past. It's a bit more interactive and fun.

Not only did I talk briefly about the importance of trademarks and copyrights, but I also explained how they differ and then used some real world examples from around my house to show you the difference.

Can you tell the difference between a trademark and copyright?

Let's see… Enjoy.


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The Biggest Takeaways

  1. Trademarks and copyrights are both unique forms of intellectual property that serve different purposes in protecting your business.
  2. Many products in the marketplace use both trademarks and copyrights to make sure their intellectual property is properly protected. Books and images are one area where copyrights are extremely prevelant.
  3. When you are just getting started, it is important to protect your trademarks (i.e. your brand) FIRST. You receive copyright protection through the common law. But if you need to bring an infringement lawsuit, you will need to make sure your copyrights are registered.

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