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Design A Logo
Simply put, no, your design a logo ideas are not something you can solely own. After all, if design a logo ideas were never shared in the marketplace, where would we be? Imagine if Bill Gates had never shared his ideas about the new design a logo programming language that he and Paul Allen developed...would Microsoft exist? How would that have impacted our design a logo world today? Let's take it back even further: what would life be like if Louis Pasteur had never shared his design a logo ideas about heat treatment, what we now call design a logo ? The sharing of ideas has brought us to where we are, good and bad.
So, what is design a logo intellectual property?
Intellectual property is those ideas fixed in a design a logo form. That is, it is NOT the design a logo idea itself but rather how it's presented. It's also the laws set up to register, manage and govern those presentation of design a logo ideas. That can be a bit hard to wrap your mind around so let's look at some examples from the three branches of intellectual property: copyrights, design a logo patents and trademarks.
Copyrights can be obtained for things of an artistic design a logo nature. This includes, of course, poetry, films, sculptures, music, fiction, etc. But can also include design a logo things that may not necessarily seem "artistic" in the general sense of the word. Copyrights can also be obtained for advertising design a logo copy, games, software programs and blueprints, to name just a few.
Patents are protection for design a logo inventions as well as significant design a logo improvements to already existing inventions. Inventions are mostly thought of as things like Edison's electric design a logo lamp or phonograph. There are three distinct design a logo sections within the patent realm - utility, design a logo and plant. Utility patents protect the invention in its utilitarian sense (i.e. how it functions and how it's used) whereas design a logo patents protect the invention in its ornamental appearance. Let's go back to Edison for an example: he obtained a utility patent for his electric design a logo lamp as well as a design patent for the look/design of the electric lamp.