Intellectual Property

Protect your work from copycats. Learn the difference between trademarks, copyrights, and patents so you can safeguard your intellectual property.

NIL: How LegalZoom Can Help Student-Athletes with a Name, Image, and Likeness Game Plan

Setting up a business as a collegiate athlete doesn't have to be complicated. LegalZoom's NIL Game Plan simplifies the process.

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What to Know About Rights of Publicity

Bette Midler sued Ford Motor Company for featuring an impersonation of her voice. Jeffrey Sarver sued the creators of The Hurt Locker for allegedly…

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How Much Does It Cost to Get a Copyright?

Costs vary depending on what you are registering and how you choose to file your copyright.

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Can I Use an Abandoned Trademark?

Trademarks are alive—they grow, they change, and sometimes they die.

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How to Get a Patent in 5 Steps

Applying for a patent is a long and sometimes complex process, but the process can be broken down in these five steps. Find out how to get started…

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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…

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Are Literary Parodies Protected Under the First Amendment?

What if you decided to rewrite F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby? Good luck with that. But wait: your protagonist is not Nick…

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When and How to Use a Release of Liability Form

A release of liability form is designed to safeguard you against lawsuits by planning for and addressing potential disputes.

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How Much Does It Cost to Trademark a Business Name?

The process for trademarking a business name is well worth it to protect your brand and ward off unlawful use by competitors.​

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Why Do I Need to Conduct a Trademark Search?

Protecting your trademark starts with a robust trademark search. By knowing what other trademarks are out there, you will understand if there is room…

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