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What Is the Difference Between a Copyright, Patent, and Trademark?

Patent law, trademark law and copyright law all fall under the umbrella of services typically offered by Florida intellectual property litigation attorneys. They are all independent doctrines of the law, however, and separate federal statutes govern the rules and regulations related to each one. Patent law protects non-obvious intentions, like machines, synthetic drugs, or manufacturing processes. Trademark law, however, governs the protection of brand names. Finally, copyright law protects original authorship works in a tangible form, like films, sculptures, books, or paintings. One of the most common sources of intellectual property disputes has to do with who owns the copyrights and has the rights to use it. The author of a work is the sole copyright owner for the majority... Read More