How do I know if I need trademark or copyright protection

Trademark and copyright registrations are both ways of protecting your intellectual property rights. However, there are certain basic differences between the two.

Trademark or Copyright Protection

Copyrights are a mode of protection for the authors of “original works of authorship” which include literary, artistic, musical, dramatic, and few other creative works. Copyright does not shield intellectual property such as titles, names, short phrases and slogans or mere contrast of typographic ornamentation, lettering or coloring. These kind of intangible properties are more adequately protected by trademarks.

A trademark shields a word, phrase, symbol or design that recognizes and characterizes different goods or services.

However, certain things such as complex logos require both trademark and copyright for its protection. Call our trademark desk can know more on How do I know if I need trademark or copyright protection.