Intellectual Property Basics

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

What the Cleveland Indians' name change could mean for brands

Brands who listen to the concerns of the communities they serve could be rewarded.

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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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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 to add a signature to a PDF

Learn how LegalZoom eSignature service can make signing a PDF easier and more efficient.

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Make signing PDF documents easy with LegalZoom

With eSignature, LegalZoom customers can digitally sign documents and share with others who need to see it and sign it.

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Understanding digital rights management

Copyright registration of digital content has limited ability to protect creative works. Digital rights management (DRM) is a way to increase…

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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…

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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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NIL: Why student-athletes need to protect their intellectual property

University of Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz started and trademarked his own brand of shirts, sports caps and hats. LegalZoom's trademark…

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Navigating Creative Commons licensing

Creative Commons licenses work in conjunction with copyright law to make the sharing and tweaking of original works easier. Which license works best…

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