Should You Trademark Paintings?

If you wish to prevent others from making unauthorized copies of your paintings, you would be utilizing the copyright process. Trademarks are used to protect the intellectual property of your business by preventing others from using elements of a business identity that are confusingly similar to your own. The elements of your business that may be registered are:

  • Logo
  • Company Name
  • Slogan
  • Product Line Name
  • Domain Name

Copyrights, however, are used to formally identify your work and prevent others from making unauthorized copies of these works.

You may copyright original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work such as:

  • Books
  • Plays
  • Songs
  • Paintings
  • Safety instructions
  • Web pages
  • How-to manuals
  • A prospectus

This list is by no means exhaustive and there are many other possible examples.

To apply for copyrights for your creative work understand protecting intellectual property using copyrights.

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