Logos are not protectable by patent. Patent protects invention (a patent would protect a better mousetrap, for example, or a new variety of rose, or even an ornamental design, but a t-shirt logo generally does not qualify under the statute as an "ornamental design"). However, a logo, slogan, design or other indicator of the source of goods in commerce may be protectable by trademark. Copyright may also be a valid avenue in which to seek protection for the logo if the logo qualifies as a "work of authorship." THE INFORMATION PRESENTED HERE IS GENERAL IN NATURE AND IS NOT INTENDED, NOR SHOULD IT BE CONSTRUED, AS LEGAL ADVICE. THIS POSTING DOES NOT CREATE ANY ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN US. FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE ABOUT YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, CONSULT YOUR ATTORNEY.