Intellectual Property Basics

Start here if you're new to intellectual property. Learn all about copyrights, trademarks, patents, and more.

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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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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Selling a Patent, Copyright, or Trademark

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights are all forms of intellectual property and just like any other property, intellectual property can be bought,…

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Copyright vs. Trademark: What's the Difference?

Copyright and trademark overlap, and learning to unwind those overlapping rights is a great way to explain what each one protects.

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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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Copyright Submission Guidelines

When you register work with the Copyright Office, you submit a deposit—one or more copies of the work—along with the application. Usually, if the…

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How to Trademark a Logo

Trademarking your company's logo is an essential step to protect your rights. It's also a complex process that requires expert legal assistance.

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Learn how to protect your intellectual property rights—from copyrights to patents.

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Intellectual Property Assignment: What It Is and How to Make One

Just as with buying and selling physical property, transferring the ownership of intellectual property is an important part of doing business.…

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Three Ways to Protect Your Original Idea

There are different ways to protect original ideas. The method you choose depends on the kind of idea you have.

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