Copyright, Patent, or Trademark?
In Copyright vs. Trademark - updated on 11/11/2009
I have created an idea for a product that I intend on having produced. The product is based on a short (four word) phrase and the four letter acronym based on the phrase. The acronym is going to be placed on a bracelet. I have also considered T-shirts, key chains, and other products. To own the phrase and acronym, should I file a copyright, patent, or trademark? If applicable, what type should I file? I am concerned about filling the proper forms and price (State vs. National?)