Recently Asked Questions - Copyright vs. Trademark

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name availability

name availability

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 4/9/2013
Hey, How can i find out if my name is still available as a trademark? I am trying to create a brand. What is it i need to register exactly? Trademark? Copyright? Please help Thanks
trade mark infringement possibility?

trade mark infringement possibility?

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 4/5/2013
i own a sub shop restaurant i want to sell chicken wraps under the name of mcRapp my last name is Rapp ergo the same as mcdonalds chicken wraps am i crossing the line of infringement ??
trademark or copyright and how

trademark or copyright and how

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 2/28/2013
I have a logo and brand name for a clothing do I copyright it or trademark it..also I have another name I want to use under my brand also do I copyright that or trademark it or is already covered under my main brand
Do I need to Trademark or Copyright a program name?

Do I need to Trademark or Copyright a program name?

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 2/19/2013
I'm presently teaching martial arts the LLC name of Zen Martial Arts & Fitness. I just created a new self-defense program that I would like to call Fit4Defense; however, I'm not certain if a trademark or copyright is required to safeguard the name. I did notice that the domain name has been taken but this does not mean that I can't use it for a program name, correct?
best option to protect a saying

best option to protect a saying

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 2/18/2013
I have a saying I would like to protect and use as a brand for tee shirts, coffe cips, hats etc what is the best option
Trade marks and Copywright

Trade marks and Copywright

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 2/7/2013
What is the difference between a trademark and copywright.
copyright

copyright

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 2/1/2013
If a company is out of business, can I photocopy a page of their product--since it says permission must be granted?
Trademark a nut

Trademark a nut

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 1/26/2013
Our state tree is The Buckeye Tree and each year it produces a nut which is called a buckeye. If I make a bead that resembles this nut canit be trademarked or have a copyright tagged to it?
music

music

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 1/9/2013
Can Beatle lyrics be used in someones biography?
Trademark

Trademark

In Copyright vs. Trademark    -  updated on 12/12/2012
i don't have money right now but i need some proof that the idea is mine before i send it out what should i do