Difference between Trademark and Copyright

Before that we are going to see what is trademark and copyright


A trademark is a type of intellectual property consisting of recognizable insignia, phrase, expression, word, or symbol that denotes a specific product or services of a particular source from those of others. When Trademarks used to identify services then it called as service mark. Trademark Registration is valid for 10 years, before or at the end of this period, owner need to renew their trademark by filing for renewal.

Benefits of Trademark:

  1. Protects your hard earned goodwill and Trust in the business
  2. Protect your brand and Its Identity
  3. Exclusive ownership rights
  4. Protection against infringement
  5. Right to use of ® symbol
  6. Attract new Consumer’s


Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the legal right which is provided to the creators for their unique work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in literary work, song, artistic, educational, movie or software. To secure your original work from theft or undue advantage copyright registration is important. If you have copyright for your original work then it gives evidence that this particular work belongs to you only.

Benefits of Copyrights:

  1. Owner has Power to Claim Copyrights for Infringement by Filing a Lawsuit.
  2. Owner has right to Public Declaration of the Ownership
  3. Owner has Legal Proof of Ownership Possession
  4. Owner has  a Validity of Ownership
  5. Owner has Applicable for Statutory Damages, Costs of Suit, and Attorney Fees

Difference between Trademark and Copyright:

1      ProtectionTrademark Protects unique name that makes a brand distinct from other, it includes slogan, logo, color, shape, name etc.Copyright protects original creative work, literary work, song, artistic, educational, movie or software
2PurposePurpose of trademark is distinguishes product or service from competitorsPurpose of copyright is protect original creative and intellectual work
3Act Under GovernmentIt comes under Patents Act, 1970It comes under the Copyright Act, 1957
4  ValidityIt valid for only 10 year and owner need to renew before or at the end of this periodIt valid for lifetime of the author plus 60 years after death of owner.
5How To secure RightsUpon use in commerce  Create work and fix it in tangible form(upon fixation
 6      Symbol    ™ symbol used when registration is in process® symbol used after registration completed  The word “Copyright” or abbreviation “Copr.”or “©”is  the symbol used in copyright notices for works other than sound recordings
7    Example  Logo, brand name etc.computer software, art, poetry, graphic designs, musical lyrics and compositions, novels, film etc.

For More Details Contact:

Website:  https://www.ease2bizz.com/services/copyright-registration

Contact No.: 02067-009999

Mail Id.: support@ease2bizz.com

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