Prior to using a trademark a search should be performed to make sure that no one is using a confusingly similar trademark. In the United States the search should include not just Federal trademark registration but also
In the United States patents can be obtained for any new and useful process, machine, article ofÂ manufacture, or composition of matter, e.g., a new drug, or chemical composition, certainÂ computer programs, a process for making a
Copyrights are statutory property rights, which grant to authors or creatorsÂ certain exclusive rights in their creations for a limited duration. Copyright law protectsÂ intangible original works of authorship which are fixed in a tangible medium ofÂ expression.
Trademarks are â€œbrand namesâ€, and the law of trademarks largely pertains to guardingÂ commercial reputations, preventing confusion to the relevant public. Trademarks (or brandÂ names) are commercial indicators of the source of a product or service and