Intellectual Property

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

How To Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights When Collaborating with Others

When working with others, it pays to have clear agreements about ownership of the project or intellectual property.

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Do's and Don'ts of Making a Living Will

Someday, we will all pass away. Rather than letting other people dictate how your life plays out in those last moments, you can take control with a…

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When Is the Right Time to Trademark Your Brand?

The best business strategy is to think about trademarks from the very beginning—ideally, when you're choosing your business name and logo and forming…

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How to Check if a Trademark Is Already Registered

You can avoid legal trouble and countless headaches by being proactive to ensure you don't infringe on another company's trademark.

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How to Copyright a Dance

A dance is considered a creative work that can be copyrighted if it's a coherent whole and not just individual moves—so if you're a dancer or…

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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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Do I Need a Patent Attorney?

The process for getting a patent can be long and complex. Getting a patent attorney to help you is usually a good idea.

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Trademark Assignment - How To Guide

1. Overview A company’s ability to buy and sell property is essential to its long-term life and vitality. Although it does not take up physical…

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8 Basic Facts Every Musician Should Know About Copyright Law

You've worked long and hard on your original music. How can you keep others from using and profiting from your music without your consent? Here's…

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How Do I Copyright My Music?

Copyright protection for your music is granted automatically when you record the song, but if you want the full power of the law behind you, you have…

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