Intellectual Property

Copyright and Trademark

Copyrights and trademark are both types of intellectual property (IP). Copyright is a legal term describing rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works. A trademark provides protection to the owner of the mark by ensuring the exclusive right to use it to identify goods or services, or to authorize another to use it in return for payment.

Back to main Copyright and Trademark page

Quotes

TAP Blog

Copyright in Software: Perspectives on Oracle v. Google

Debates on the impact of the Oracle v. Google decision. This is the second report in a 7-part series of posts from The 20th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium.

TAP Guest Blogger

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events for Copyright and Trademark. Please see our events calendar for all upcoming events.

Featured Article

Questioning Copyright in Standards

This article asks if the systematic collection of data can be protected by copyright.

By: Pamela Samuelson

Fact Sheets

Piracy and IP Enforcement

In the context of technology, “piracy” is a colloquial term for the illegal copying of copyrighted works. The related problem of counterfeiting is the illegal reproduction of patented or trademarked products.