A trademark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity. It could be a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others. Trademark rights usually are acquired on a territorial basis.
A patent is a limited duration property right relating to an invention, granted by Authorities in exchange for public disclosure of the invention. A patent gives you the right to stop others from copying, manufacturing, selling, and importing your invention without your permission. The patent also allows you to sell the invention and all the intellectual property (IP) rights.
A copyright protects works of authorship that have been tangibly expressed in a physical form, like songs, books, movies, and works of art.
A copyright protects works of authorship that have been tangibly expressed in a physical form, like songs, books, movies, and works of art.The owner of a registered trademark, patent or copyright may commence legal proceedings for trademark infringement to prevent unauthorized use of that trademark or patent or copyright. However in some countries unregistered rights in a sign may also be enforced. These are often known as 'common law' rights. An unregistered sign is usually only protected within the geographical area within which it has been used or in geographical areas into which it may be reasonably expected to expand.
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