The Differences Between Trademarks and Copyrights


Trademarks and Copyrights are two of the most misused terms in the entrepreneurial world. While they both protect intellectual property, people constantly get them mixed up and misunderstand their protections. It’s extremely important to understand the differences between Trademarks and Copyrights since mistakes in these areas can cost you extra money, weaken the value of your intellectual property, and create easily avoidable legal issues. So today, I’m going to lay the groundwork so that you can begin to easily navigate between them.  

In this episode, we’ll cover: 

  • The easiest way to help you understand the difference between trademarks and copyrights

  • The big three things you should trademark in your business, and why you shouldn’t stop there. 

  • What makes you eligible for federal trademark protection 

  • The types of content protected under copyright law (for a larger list, check out my blog post ‘50 Things That Can Be Copyrighted’) 

  • The necessary steps you’ll need to take to sue someone for copyright infringement 

  • The quantifiable value of intellectual property and why it is so important to your business 

If you’d like to learn more about Trademarks and Copyrights, check out my other episodes “Trademarks: The Wall of Protection Around Your Business” and “Intro to Copyrights

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