U.S. Intellectual Property Law (Copyright, Trademarks and Patents)

(Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, etc.)

Assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD

The following, miscellaneous information which may be helpful as an overview of various aspects of business law in the United States of America. Businesses requiring legal advice should contact an attorney.

Very simply put, copyrights are to protect ownership (authorship) of written words, eg, in books, pamphlets, etc. Patents are to protect ownership of processes or technologies. Trademarks are to protect ownership of names, titles, slogans, images, etc.

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Copyright Basics
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Trademarking a Brand Name
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Intellectual Property Law Primer for Multimedia and Web Developers
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Free Public Domain Images

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