What is the Difference Between Trademarks and Copyrights?

Trademarks Copyrights

A trademark is a word (or words), a design or a combination of these used to identify the goods or services of a person or organization.

Copyright is the exclusive right to copy a creative work or allow someone else to do so and applies to all original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. These include books, other writings, music, sculptures, paintings, photographs, films, plays, television and radio programs, and computer programs.

What can you trademark: Business identity, e.g. Business Name, slogan, Logo, Sign, Website Domain Name, etc

What can I Copyright: Creative work, e.g. Music, Paintings, Photographs etc

To know more on how to trademark, read Trademark searches before you Register a Trademark in Canada

Order a free guide to Copyrights to learn more about protecting your Intellectual Property and how to copyright

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