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Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents

Trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patents are all ways to protect your work. This section will help you determine which type of registration you need and where it can be registered.

A trademark is a word, name, phrase, logo, or symbol used to identify your goods or services to distinguish them from those sold by other people.

A trade secret is a property right recognized by the government with regard to confidential information.

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.

A trade secret is a property right recognized by the government with regard to confidential information.