U.S. Intellectual Property Law (Copyright, Trademarks and Patents)

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    The following, miscellaneous information may be helpful
    as an overview of various aspects of business law in the United
    States of America. Businesses requiring legal advice should contact
    an attorney.

    Very simply put, copyrights are to protect ownership (authorship)
    of written words, eg, in books, pamphlets, etc. Patents are to
    protect ownership of processes or technologies. Trademarks are
    to protect ownership of names, titles, slogans, images, etc.

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