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Trademark VS. Copyright

Published Sun. Dec. 09, 2012

You want to trademark your companies name, or logo to prohibit someone else from using it.
(costs $300 from the US Patent and Trademark Office)

You copyright the original work of authorship so others cant duplicate and profit from it.
The name of your websites should have a trademark, the photos you sell should be protected by copyright.(It's since as soon as you create your work, it is protected intellectual property.
(costs $50 from multiple services)

You do benefit to register your copyright for public record in potential litigation.
A service mark may be more suited to companies providing services over products.

Keywords:trademark, copyright, creative commons