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10 Copyright Commandments that Keep Real Estate Bloggers Out of Trouble

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Realtors are used to talking about property rights and today we are going to talk about a different type of property right than you are used to talking about. Intellectual property rights was first ...

Realtors are used to talking about property rights and today we are going to talk about a different type of property right than you are used to talking about. Intellectual property rights was first discussed in the 19th century and it gained traction in the 20th century.

Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs.

Let’s not forget the WORD Realtor® is a trademarked name and protected under law. The Realtor® logo, also. The word Realtor® is protected under trademark law, another type of intellectual property law.

If you do not understand how to use the word Realtor correctly take a little trip to Realtor.org for more information and be knowledgeable about the way to use a very important word in your business. Many people are using the word incorrectly and sometimes when you see something often enough, it looks right even when it’s wrong.

There are different types of intellectual property. Each type of property has different laws.

In some ways, it’s just like real estate. There are different types of real estate – residential single family homes, residential multi-unit properties, commercial properties, industrial properties, land. Different laws and regulations govern the use of these properties. Laws govern tenancy, development, mineral rights below the land.

Each type of real estate property has different laws attached to it. There is a different type of expertise attached to each property type.

Copyright is a type of law attached to intellectual property.

Trademark is a different type of law

Patent covers inventions and discoveries

Industrial design rights is another type of intellectual property.

In some areas of the country, trade secrets are also covered as an intellectual property.

The intellectual property umbrella covers many different types of intellectual property law.

The are corresponding fields of law attached to various intellectual property TYPES 1] Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.

Copyright is part of a bigger discussion of permission based content management. It is about the legal way to share intellectual property.

As part of a risk management plan, assess the content on your website and blog. What do you own? What do other people own? If you are working with a templated website or blog, some of the content may belong to the website provider.

You should know exactly what the boundaries of ownership is wherever you have a presence online. What’s your’s? What is not yours?

There are different types of intellectual property. Each type of property has different laws.

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