Intellectual Property

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

Three Things You Can Do to Protect Your Intellectual Property

In the murky world of intellectual property, it is easy to confuse copyright, patent, and trademark law. But understanding these three very different…

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What Is a Trade Secret?

Intellectual property protection exists so creators have control over their work after they share it. Learn what's at stake and how to safeguard your…

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4 Different Ways To Protect Your Intellectual Property

To determine how to protect your intellectual property (IP), follow this in-depth guide that showcases types of IP and ways to fight violations.

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What Is a Patent, and How to Use It

A patent is a valuable right that helps you protect your unique invention. But it can be a pricy and time-consuming proposition. Learn the patent…

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Attention songwriters: Protect your valuable assets with a Copyright

You must register a copyright for your song to assert your songwriter rights and prevent someone from copying or performing your music without your…

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How to Copyright A Movie or Short Film

You automatically hold copyright to your movie or short film from the moment its created and put into a fixed form. But registering your copyright is…

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Trademark Classes - The Complete List

Products ("goods") and services are organized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) according to specific categories, or "classes." If you…

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How Do I Trademark a Clothing Brand?

Protect your fashion designs and your brand by applying for available copyrights, design patents, and trademarks.

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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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Do You Need a Lawyer to File a Trademark?

Whether or not you need a trademark attorney depends on your situation, though keep in mind that making sure your registration is done right the…

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