Is there copyright on book titles?
The UK courts have on several occasions held that there is no copyright in a name, a single word or title as they are not long enough to constitute a literary work. A journal article title generally carries less risk than a book title, because the latter is often perceived to have a wider audience.
How do you protect a book title?
To register a book or other creative work, simply go to copyright.gov, the website set up by the Library of Congress. There is an online portal to register copyrights for photographs, sculptures and written works. Fill out the form, pay the fee, and you are registered.
Can you copyright words?
No, copyright protection does not exist for single words or even short phrases: see this. A word can be protected, in a certain context, by trademark. There are currently 45 “classes” for trademark protection.
Can I put a quote on a shirt and sell it?
Quotes are considered intellectual property, which is protected under the law. This means that if you’re not a quote’s original author and you want to SELL something with the quote on it, one of two things must be true: You have the author’s written permission to use their words on your work.
Can you trademark a single word?
Common words and phrases can be trademarked if the person or company seeking the trademark can demonstrate that the phrase has acquired a distinctive secondary meaning apart from its original meaning.
How do I copyright a name for free?
To register a trademark, go to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Web site, www.uspto.gov. Don’t add a domain extension to your trademark to prevent others from registering the same name by adding another extension.
Do I need to copyright my brand name?
You certainly don’t have to register the copyright and trademark your company’s name or logo, in the United States; you own the copyright as soon as you put the original work on a pieces of paper or computer drive, and you won a trademark as soon as you use your name and logo for marketing your business.
How do I protect my brand name and logo?
One of the best ways to protect your intellectual property is to register a trademark for your brand name, logo, designs, slogans, and any words associated with your brand. Obtaining a registered trademark for your brand’s IP will allow you to use the registered trademark symbol “®” in conjunction with these assets.
How do I protect my logo without a trademark?
In the United States, you don’t have to register copyright and trademark. You own copyright as soon as you put your work on the paper or on the computer so as the trademark just when you started to use name or logo for business promotion.