Episode 6: Copyrights vs. Trademarks: What's the Difference? And Which Matters More?

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In this episode of Owning It, we're going to be diving into the difference between copyrights and trademarks, these two different areas of intellectual property. And if  those two terms have ever confused you, you are far from alone, my friend. And so by the end of this episode, you're going to learn not only the difference between these two, but also which one of these too you should be focusing on protecting first and why that is.

Show Notes:

01:35 - Protecting your brand + gain authority training
02:37 - Diverse group of business owners protecting assets on the legal side
03:18 - What is intellectual property
03:52 - Copyrights vs. Trademarks
04:35 - It's just like a cereal box - a metaphor
05:30 - Can something be both a trademark and a copyright
07:23 - The originality defense
09:19 - Use of the originality defense in the copyright world
11:04 - Are we running out of trademarks
11:32 - Accidental trademark infringement
12:16 - Recap of the difference between copyrights and trademarks
13:19 - Register for my FREE trademark masterclass