The US Patent and Trademark office provides protection for invention,literary work,and commercial identifiers, such as logos,and unique names. Technically, you don’t have to register any of your work or invention to be able to own them, or defend your ownership in court. You own your work as soon as you create it. But registering your work and invention with the USPTO increases the right you can claim in court.
Why register your copyright?
A copyright protects written and artistic expression that are captured in tangible form. You have a copyright on your work as soon as you make it available without any additional paperwork. But registering your work with proper USPTO makes it part of the public record. The registration will make it easier to prove your ownership if someone does attempt to steal your work, and copyright registration is considered prima facie evidence of copyright ownership in law. You don’t need any other evidence to prove your ownership and support your claim.
Why Register for Trademark?
A Trademark is a phrase,word or symbol or design that identifies a business. Service mark are a subcategory of this group. Once your trademark is registered you can keep other businesses from using the same trademark, or even one that are very similar with only a few exception.
Why register a Patent?
A Patent protects inventions or ideas,we very well are aware about this. Once you get a patent on your design or invention you can prevent anyone from copying your patented work without your permission. You can also require compensation for wrongful use of ideas. Patent protection is offered on a first come and first serve basis. If someone stole your idea and patented it before you could you can contest for the patent in the court but it is difficult to win in that case.
What is the Legal Benefit for Registering my Intellectual Property?
All of these intellectual property forms provide added security of your ownership of your ideas. Not registering with the USPTO does not mean that you do not have the right. However registration gives you more power to enforce your rights and your product, creation, or invention.
The world of intellectual property law primarily focuses on protecting assets . And the law provides different forms of protection depending upon the asset. In general these protection are found in copyright,trademark and patents. These are three types of protections apply to every specific asset, yet many people often confuse the three.Copyright protects the original work of art, trademark protects brand names to identify source of good and patent protects invention.