What is the Difference Between a Copyright, a Trademark and a Patent?

A copyright is a form of legal protection provided for original works of authorship by the U.S. Copyright Office once the work is transformed into a tangible form for Literary Work, Work of the Performing Arts, Sound Recording, Motion Pictures, Audio/Visual Work, and Architectural Work.

A Trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.

A Patent is a limited duration property right relating to an invention, granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in exchange for public disclosure of the invention.