Original works of authorship, such as books, articles, songs, photographs, sculptures, choreography, sound recordings, motion pictures, and other works.
Inventions, such as processes, machines, manufactures, compositions of matter as well as improvements to these.
Any word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others
Requirements to be Protected
A work must be original, creative and fixed in a tangible medium. An invention must be new, useful and non-obvious.
A mark must be distinctive (i.e., that is, it must be capable of identifying the source of a particular good)
Term of Protection
Author’s life plus 70 more years.20 years. For as long as the mark is used in commerce
Right to control the reproduction, making of derivative works, distribution and public performance and display of the copyrighted works
Right to prevent others from making, selling using or importing the patented invention
Right to use the mark and to prevent others from using similar marks in a way that would cause a likelihood-of- confusion about the origin of the goods or services.
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