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  2. Based on my experience a lot of people are often confused whether they need a trademark or a copyright for the logo that they are trying to protect. While this may seem complicated the determination is actually quite simple: whether a person needs a trademark or a copyright largely depends upon what the person is protecting:

    A trademark protects words, marks, or symbols that identify goods or services sold in commerce. The primary business purpose of a trademark is to protect the identity and brand of a product. Some common examples of trademarks include a brand name or a design used on packaging.

    A copyright protects an original work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium. Some common examples of copyrightable works include a song, a movie, a book, or a photo.

    So it all comes down to what you’re trying to protect.

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