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What is the difference between a patent, trademark and a copyright?

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Asked by anantharaman, 16 Nov '09 12:09 am
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A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the Patent and Trademark Office. The term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed.The right conferred by the patent grant is, in the language of the statute and of the grant itself, the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention in the United States or importing the invention into the United States. What is granted is not the right to make, use, offer for sale, sell or A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device which is used in trade with goods to indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from the goods of others. A servicemark is the same as a trademark except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product. The terms "trademark" and "mark" are commonly used to refer to both trademarks and servicemarks.Trademark rights may be used to prevent others from ...more
Answered by inquisitive, 16 Nov '09 06:15 am

 
  
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A copyright protects original works that fall under the categories of literature, dramatic, musical, artistic, and intellectual. These works may be published or unpublished, and the Copyright Act of 1976 gives the owner exclusive rights to reproduce his or her work in any medium. A copyright protects a form of expression, but not the subject matter of the work. For example, if someone wrote an article about a new car on the market, the text would be copyrighted, preventing someone else from using that particular material. A copyright does not prevent others from writing their own original article about this new car, however, or from using or making the car themselves.

A trademark is used to protect a word, symbol, device, or name that is used for the purpose of trading goods. The trademark indicates the source of goods and distinguishes them from the goods of others. A trademark may also be used to prevent others from using a mark that might be confused with another; trademarks, how ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 16 Nov '09 03:24 pm

 
  
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Patent is always for invention of any product while the Trade mark is to discriminate a particular product that can be consumed by consumer & has no sound/ light effects ,produced by different producerSo Trade mark gives producer's identity.Where as Copyright is for audio-visual product only that can be read ,heard / or visualised.
Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 16 Nov '09 07:35 am

 
  
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Pirated and licenced
Answered by Anand Agarwal, 16 Nov '09 12:33 am

 
  
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A copyright protects original works that fall under the categories of literature, dramatic, musical, artistic, and intellectual. These works may be published or unpublished, and the Copyright Act of 1976 gives the owner exclusive rights to reproduce his or her work in any medium. A copyright protects a form of expression, but not the subject matter of the work. For example, if someone wrote an article about a new car on the market, the text would be copyrighted, preventing someone else from using that particular material. A copyright does not prevent others from writing their own original article about this new car, however, or from using or making the car themselves.

A trademark is used to protect a word, symbol, device, or name that is used for the purpose of trading goods. The trademark indicates the source of goods and distinguishes them from the goods of others. A trademark may also be used to prevent others from using a mark that might be confused with another; trademarks, how ...more
Answered by Shan Real, 16 Nov '09 12:10 am

 
  
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Patent - Invention
Trademark - Business identification mark, word or symbol (should be coined for best protection)
Copyright - for Creative work such as book,film,songs etc
Source: http://www.legalserviceindia.com/copyright/register.htm
Answered by anusuya chakraborty, 24 Sep '13 04:53 pm

 
  
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