How is a copyright different from a patent or a trademark?
- copyright |
- industrial property |
- patents |
- trademarks |
Copyright protects original works of authorship, while a patent protects inventions or discoveries.
Ideas and discoveries are not protected by the copyright law, although the way in which they are expressed may be.
A trademark protects words, phrases, symbols, or designs identifying the source of the goods or services of one party and distinguishing them from those of others.