Protect your work from copycats. Learn the difference between trademarks, copyrights, and patents so you can safeguard your intellectual property.
Posting cover songs on YouTube? What you need to know
Songs are protected by copyright, and if you don’t get the right licenses, your YouTube cover song could be removed and you risk losing your entire…
Legal requirements for registering your trademark
There are four basic requirements for filing a trademark (or service mark) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
What are smart contracts, and how are they regulated and enforced?
How are smart contracts regulated and enforced? If there is a breach of contract, do you have the same legal remedies as traditional contracts?
Trademarks vs. copyrights: Which one is right for you?
Copyrights and trademarks are both important tools in protecting your intellectual property, but knowing what you need can be confusing.
How to trademark a name
The trademark application process can be complicated, so you need to know what the United States Patent and Trademark Office is looking for when you…
How to copyright a book
You can register a copyright for your book by submitting your registration electronically, or by mailing in a print application.
Can you patent an idea?
Under U.S. law, you cannot patent an idea. Understanding how the law differentiates ideas from inventions is a great way to learn some of the core…
Three steps to turn your product idea into money
That great idea in your head isn't making you any money. Protect it, validate it, and license it. Get it out of your head and into your wallet.
How to protect against trademark infringement
A trademark is a particular kind of intellectual property that you need to monitor and use the mark correctly. To get and maintain trademark…
How to add a signature to a PDF
Learn how LegalZoom eSignature service can make signing a PDF easier and more efficient.