Can I copyright and use a logo that was voluntarily created?

Answer I assume the logo is comprised of some sort of "graphic art". That would be copyrightable. The trademark question is much simpler because only YOU would have any trademark rights, regardless of wh... Read More »

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Does an item need to have the copyright logo to be considered a copyright item?

According to the U.S. Copyright Office, a work no longer needs the copyright symbol to be considered a copyrighted work. The United States dropped the old rule in 1989 to fit the requirements of th... Read More »

Do all items have to have the copyright logo to be considered a copyright?

Under U.S. law, copyright protection attaches automatically when a work is created. Use of the © symbol has not been required since 1989. Using the copyright symbol can be beneficial, however, bec... Read More »

How to Copyright Your T-Shirt Logo?

Creating T-shirt logos can be a lot of fun and can earn you a sizable profit if your designs are popular. It is not necessary to copyright your T-shirt logos, but it is a safe step if you are plann... Read More »

How Do I Copyright a Name, Title, Slogan or Logo?

When authors and/or designers create, they wish to know what they've created is protected. There are different ways to protect what a person or business creates. While names, titles, slogans and lo... Read More »