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ITCS 4161/5161

Do I need a patent, trademark, and/or a copyright?

  • Patents - (Utility, Design, or Plant) protect inventions and improvements to existing inventions.
  • Trademarks - are words, names, symbols, devices and/or use images which are applied to products or used in connection with goods or services to identify their source. 
  • Copyrights - protect the expression of ideas in literary, artistic and musical works. 
from uspto.gov

Types of Patents - Definitions and Examples

How are Patents organized?

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