What is a patent?A government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.
What is a trademark?A symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product.
Why would someone want to trademark a product? 1. Trademarks are an effective communication tool. In a single brand or logo, trademarks can convey intellectual and emotional attributes and messages about you, your company, and your company’s reputation, products and services.
2. Trademarks make it easy for customers to find you. The marketplace is crowded and it’s hard to distinguish your business from your competitors. Trademarks/brands are an efficient commercial communication tool to capture customer attention and make your business, products and services stand out.
What is an invention? The action of inventing something, typically a process or device.
What is an innovation? The action or process of innovating,a new method, idea, product.
What is a copyright? The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.
What is the difference between a trademark and a copyright? Both offer intellectual property protection, they protect different types of assets. Copyright is geared toward literary and artistic works, such as books and videos. A trademark protects items that help define a company brand, such as its logo.