Intellectual property

If you are starting a business, you should consider types of intellectual property (IP) protection for your brand and products. Consider whether you may need a trademark, copyright, or patent. Each of these serves different functions: a trademark protects a logo or name, patents protect inventions and novel ideas, while copyrights protect original works of authorship such as songs and books. 

 

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copyright

Check out my blog post on copyrights to consider whether you may need to submit an application to protect your original works of authorship.

Cost: $250 for legal fee per copyright application. The application is $55.

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trademark

Check out my blog post on trademarks to consider whether you may need to submit an application to protect your name or logo.

Cost: $750-$1,250 plus filing costs