|What’s Protected?|| |
Original works of authorship, such as books, articles, songs, photographs, sculptures, choreography, sound recordings, motion pictures, and other works.
|Inventions, such as processes, machines, manufactures, compositions of matter as well as improvements to these.||Any word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.||A formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information that is not generally known.|
|Requirements to be Protected|| |
Work must be original, creative and fixed in a tangible medium
|An invention must be new, useful and nonobvious||A mark must be distinctive (i.e., that is, it must be capable of identifying the source of a particular good)||A trade secret must not be generally known to the public, confers an economic benefit due to its secret nature, and there must be reasonable efforts to maintain its secrecy.|
|Term of Protection||Author’s life plus 70 more years.||20 years||For as long as the mark used.||For as long as it remains secret|
|Rights Granted||Right to control the reproduction, making of derivative works, distribution and public performance and display of the copyrighted works||Right to prevent others from making, selling using or importing the patented invention||The right to use the mark and to prevent others from using similar marks in a way that would cause a likelihood-of-confusion about the origin of the goods or services.||Right to prevent others from misappropriating, using and disclosing the trade secret.|
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