What is the difference between Copyright, Trademarks and Registered trademarks


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A really short introduction to "what is the diffenrence between Copyright, Trademark and a Registered Trademark". And as a bonus an insight to Copyleft and Creative Commons.

It are questions that every designer comes across making unique creative works.

In quick and simple statements, 17 pages with minimal text and a lot of examples of big and famous brands.

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What is the difference between Copyright, Trademarks and Registered trademarks

  1. 1. IDFCTRY.COM What is C R TM CC C and Bonus: A short introDUCTION.
  2. 2. IDFCTRY.COM I am Occupation : CREATIVE AT IDFCTRY.COM Education : The Dutch Academy of Art and Design Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. Philosophy : Everything is a chance. Thinks : Reality is chaos Naïeve belief : Everybody is creative. Motivation : Let’s make better mistakes tomorrow. Do you have a design project you need help with? I would love to hear about it. Please send an email: INFO@IDFCTRY.COM
  3. 3. What do those symbols mean? IDFCTRY.COM Essentially the symbols all refer to all the same basic question: “ hat is the legal status of ownership W of a brand, service or product?” Each of those symbols answers to that question.
  4. 4. IDFCTRY.COM C THE Copyright symbol An identification of the owner of the copyright, either by name, abbreviation, or other designation by which it is generally known. It’s FREE to use for any rightfull owner. It is NOT necessary to register this right*. * ote: it’s not even necessary to place the symbol. In most countries, N its automatical claimed when created. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_symbol
  6. 6. IDFCTRY.COM TM The trademark symbol If you want to claim the rights of a name or logo, use the TM (trademark) or SM (service mark). It gives notice to the public that the rights are the claimed. The use of the TM or SM Trademark Symbol is NOT a legally enforceable trademark*. * hat makes it different to the registered trademark which T is legally protected. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark_symbol
  8. 8. IDFCTRY.COM R THE Registered trademark symbol Used to provide notice that the preceding mark is a trademark or service mark that has been registered with a national trademark office*. *n some countries, including China, it is against the law to use the I registered trademark symbol for a mark that is not officially registered in any country. In simple words, it screams: get the f**k away from my mark, because I will sue anyone who use my mark without permission. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_symbol
  10. 10. Bonus: Copyleft and Creative Commons (1) IDFCTRY.COM These two are not right claiming, but right sharing. In short: Copyleft = waive all rights Creative Commons = some rights Why? Due to the growing demand for high speed inovations and sharing of information, copyrights are not serving mankind but holding it back. The answer: open soure and crowed source!
  11. 11. Bonus: Copyleft and Creative Commons (2) IDFCTRY.COM Food for thought for critics: “ f I have seen a little further I it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” Isaac Newton, february 5, 1676 English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian, and is considered by many one of the most influential people in human history.
  12. 12. C THE Copyleft symbol IDFCTRY.COM Copyleft* is a play on the word copyright. Copyleft is a general method for making a work free of rights, and requiring all modified and extended versions of the work to be free as well. Copyleft is mostly used in relation to software. *Take notice that the symbol has no legal meaning. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft
  13. 13. IDFCTRY.COM Linux is a leading server operating system, and runs the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world. Linux is totally copyleft. www.linux.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
  14. 14. IDFCTRY.COM CC THE Creative Commons symbol (1) Creative Commons was invented to create a more flexible copyright model. In basic it’s replacing “the all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved”. There are several copyright-licenses within the Creative Commons domain. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_commons and http://creativecommons.org/
  15. 15. CC THE Creative Commons symbol (2) IDFCTRY.COM There are six major licenses: • Attribution* (CC-BY) • Attribution Share Alike (CC-BY-SA) • Attribution No Derivatives (CC-BY-ND) • Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC) • ttribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA) A • ttribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) A *Attribution= a concept in copyright law requiring an author to be credited http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_commons and http://creativecommons.org/
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  17. 17. Disclaimer IDFCTRY.COM The information in this document is intended for informational and educational purposes only, to provide readers better understanding about Graphic design and corporate design. all Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. please respect them. In this special case: The information contained in this document is intended solely to provide general guidance on matters of interest for the personal use of the reader, who accepts full responsibility for its use. in short: IDFCTRY.COM is not responsible in anyway.