Q: What would a trademark be?
A: Trademark would include any of the words, the names, the symbols, or of the devices, along with any of the combinations that could be used, or be intended to use, in the commerce to differentiate and identify goods of one specific manufacturer or one seller from the goods that are manufactured or even sold by anyone else, and to be able to indicate the sources of the goods.
See also this video that provides an easy and quick breakdown of the 3 main intellectual property types: patents, copyrights, and trademarks and in what way trademarks are differing from business names and domain names.
Q: How would the trademarks be protected?
A: The trademark rights would be protected by the registration, the maintenance, the surveillance, and all of the enforcements. The safety measures and the proper use would help to protect the abilities of marks to then point to the sources of the product or even the services to the customers.
Q: Do I need to register the trademark?
A: No, but the federal registration would have many advantages, this would be including the notice to everyone that the registrant’s claims of the mark, would have a legal presumption for the ownership nationwide and only rights to be able to be used as the mark or in connection with their goods or their services.
Q: When would the trademark rights be infringed?
A: The trademark infringement would be illegal if used in the commerce of reproduction or the imitation of the mark which would likely cause the confusion, or cause the mistake and deceive, would be the infringement.
Patents are helping to secure inventions that are granting sole rights to inventors. Patents protect their work and prevent others from claiming it as their work. Protection lasts for the coverage of the terms of the patent. See also: Technology and Patents
Q: What would be a Service Mark?
A: The service mark is the name, a word, the devices, symbols, or any of the combinations that would be used, in the commerce, to distinguish and identify the services that one would provide from the services that would be provided by someone else.
A good way to protect your IP (Intellectual Property) is acquiring a Patent on your innovative idea(s). The best thing you can do is contacting a professional and knowledgeable IP Lawyer who is able to provide the required services to get you a Patent.
Q: What would copyright protect?
A: The copyright laws would protect the original work of the authorship that would be including the literary, the dramatic, the musical, and the artistic works that would be things like poetry, novels, movies, computer software, songs, and architecture.
Q: How would you benefit from the registration of a copyright?
A: Having the registration would be required in order to be able to have a lawsuit for copyright infringement against people using your work. The copyright registration would allow you to be able to be eligible to pursue the statutory damages and the fee’s against the infringers of post-registration.
Q: Who would own the copyright?
A: The maker of the work as in the author would be the one to own the copyright under the copyright laws. The author would have the right unless it was assigned to a different person.
Q: When would a copyright be considered infringed?
A: When your work has not been authorized to be reproduced, distributed, or even when it has been publicly displayed or publicly performed. Of special interest are Internet Copyright Laws. These are particularly interesting for software companies and their developers and programmers. The 1998 DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) was created to protect intellectual property rights and prevent them from piracy.
Q: How long would the copyright protect your work for?
A: Any of the work that had been created since January 1, 1978, would be protected for the entire life of its author, and another 70 years. The works that would be anonymous, pseudonymous and the works that are made for hire, the length would last 95 years.
The protection terms for the work that had been published or even registered prior to January 1, 1978, would only be for the author’s life and 70 additional years. Any work done will have no expiration before December 31, 2002 date. But if they have then they would then have the 95 years from the 1978 copy write laws.