Business & Brand ESSENTIALS

We Believe If

You Created It.

Protect It.

Filing a trademark or copyright  will help you retain exclusive rights to your original work and brand now and in the future. In this age of branding and internet marketing, it is a good idea to have that extra layer of protection for your businesses name , logo and other intellectual property.

We help you protect your Business & Brand from infringement.

We make it easy to complete your trademark and  copyright application by handling all of the necessary paperwork on your behalf.

Why We Help You

Protect Your

Business and Brand

Stop Copycats Protect Your Creations

Filing a Trademark and or copyright helps you protect the time, money, creativity, and energy you've invested in creating your original product, brand, service, and works by preventing others from reproducing, performing, or making a profit from it.

Display Your Registration 

Registering for a Trademark or Copyright allows you to display the (®) or the (©) symbol and demonstrates that it's your work and brand and they are protected, preventing any potential infringement.

Intellectual Property Ownership

When you file Trademark and or Copyright, only you have the right to reproduce, perform and display your work publicly, or authorize others to do so with your permission.

Enforce & Defend Your Rights

When you Trademark or Copyright your intellectual property, you now have a layer of protection that stops anyone from using the actual works or creating a likeness of them. If you find that this is happening, you can send a cease and desist letter addressed to the trademark or copyright infringer. This letter identifies the nature of the infringement and demands that the infringement stops immediately, and if not, you can take the infringer to court and sue.

Trademark & Copyright Services 

Protect Your

Business and Brand

Trademark ™, ®,

Protection for your brands identity.

A trademark protects your symbol, slogan, logo, or image that you use in conjunction with your business from someone else also using that same (or substantially similar) symbol, slogan, logo, or image. 

Copyright ©

Protection for your intellectual property. 

A copyright helps protect your original creations and gives only you the right to reproduce, publish or profit from them. Copyright registration provides a public record of the copyright claim, and helps you protect literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works from infringement or distribution by others. 

Frequently Asked

Trademark & Copyright

Questions

Copyrights protect original creative works, including books, movies, songs, paintings, photos, web content, and choreography.
 
Trademarks protect business and product names, slogans, and logos to help customers tell brands apart.
A trademark, is a form of intellectual property protection that covers words, phrases, symbols, or designs that distinguish a particular brand (or source of goods) in comparison to others.
Therefore, a trademark protects items such as:
  • Brand names
  • Logos
  • Business names
  • Slogans
In short, a trademark can apply to anything that essentially brands a business or identifies a product or company. Here are some well-known examples:
  • The Tabasco bottle with the hexagonal screw top is trademarked.
  • “Footlong,” all one word, is trademarked by Subway sandwiches.
  • The McDonalds Golden Arch symbol is trademarked.
The main purpose of a copyright is to protect “original works of authorship”. By its most general definition, copyright is literally “the right to copy” an original creation.
 
Copyrights can help you protect:
  • Literary Works (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, articles, periodicals)
  • Performing Arts (music, lyrics, sound recordings, scripts, stage plays)
  • Visual Arts (artwork, illustrations, jewelry, fabric, architecture)
  • Motion Pictures (movies, TV shows, video games, animation, videos)
  • Photographs (news, wedding, and family photos as well as selfies)
  • Digital Content (computer programs, databases, blogs, websites)
  • Architectural Works (buildings, architectural plans, drawings)
By registering your copyright, you create a public record of your work and your copyright claim. If anyone infringes on your copyright, you may sue for copyright infringement, and be able to recover damages for infringement.
 
In short, as long as the original work is preserved in some form, it is protected under copyright when it’s created. On the other hand, however, works that are not available in some tangible form—such as a speech that wasn’t written down or recorded, cannot be copyrighted.
Other works that cannot be copyrighted include:
  • Ideas
  • Discoveries
  • Principles
Listings of ingredients or contents (although a recipe or instructions can be copyrighted)
Works that are considered “common property,” such as calendars or height and weight charts.
Trademark ™
 
The ™ symbol denotes a trademark that has not been registered with the USPTO. This includes trademarks that are in the process of applying to the USPTO for registration.
The ™ symbol denotes that the logo or image is being registered or used as a trademark. Unfortunately, the ™ symbol doesn’t guarantee that the trademark will not be used by others. Unregistered trademarks don’t receive the same protection as those that are registered.
 
Registered Trademark ®
 
The ® symbol denotes that a trademark is registered with the USPTO. It is illegal to use the ® symbol on an unregistered trademark. An ® symbol cannot be used on a trademark that is not yet approved by the USPTO; this includes active applications.
A registered trademark receives more protection under trademark law than an unregistered trademark. Registration also makes it easier to identify the first use of a trademark. The first use is important when deciding infringement lawsuits.
 
Copyright ©
A circle c symbol or © is representative of a copyright. A copyright doesn’t have to be registered to legally use the © symbol. The © symbol notifies the public that this is a copyrighted work. The © symbol doesn’t have to be used for a work to be protected by a copyright. A creative work is automatically protected under copyright law.
No.
The USPTOs examining attorney might reject your mark if there’s a chance consumers could confuse it with another trademark (i.e. if your mark sounds like or looks like another mark in a similar industry).
 

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