The difference is fairly simple when we talk about words. Trademarks cover separate words and sentences and copyright covers long texts. What can be copyrighted normally can’t be trademarked and vice versa. But this applies only to the word parts, when we come to protecting logos, everything is quite different.
A logo can be protected by copyright and trademark at the same time!
How to avoid the confusion and get an optimal protection for your trademark/logo?
Here are the steps you should take if you're curious as to how a phrase can be trademarked. These steps are as applicable for someone who wants to trademark a phrase for a T-Shirt as they are for someone making a fitness or lifestyle brand, so don't worry about them not applying to you.
What Amazon requires to accept your brand? In some cases you have everything in place: you registered your trademark, you have a website, you printed the name of your trademark on the packaging and products. What can go wrong?
So, you want to know more about these bad boys, ™ , ®, ©? You came to the right place! Go on reading!
Comprehensive manual to getting a trademark registered.
Unless you are an attorney, it’s very easy to get confused with all these terms “Classification of Nice”, “Basis for filing” and etc. But, do you really have to master these if all you want is ®?
Amazon Brand Registry is a way to protect your brand on Amazon. In the US, if you have a registered trademark (get it here), you can inform Amazon and prevent anyone except you from using your brand there.
rom the moment or creation your logo is covered by copyright, provided that it is distinctive enough. However, it's not the same as register your logo as a trademark.
A trademark is valid for a limited period of time — it varies from 7 to 20 years, depending on a country. After the period, the trademark should be renewed and it can be renewed for as many times as you wish.
When a trademark becomes very popular, so popular that it is used to virtually name the product, it means that the mark is about to be genericized.
First of all, it depends on the strength of your trademark. Weak trademarks can't be registered, even if there are no other businesses with this name.