Copyright, Trademark, and Patents

Know Your Rights

  • Basic Facts About Patents

    This web page answers basic questions about patents, including: What does the United States Patent and Trademark Office do? What Are Patents, Trademarks, Servicemarks, and Copyrights? What Can Be Patented? Content Detail

    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Basic Facts About Trademarks

    This web page contains answers to basic questions about trademarks, including: What is a trademark or service mark? Do Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents protect the same things? Should I register my mark? What does the U.S. Trademark and Patent office do? Content Detail

    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Patents, Trademarks, Copyright - State Bar of Georgia Consumer Pamphlet

    This pamphlet describes the various types of intellectual property - patents, trademarks and copyrights - and discusses how to protect your rights. Content Detail

    State Bar of Georgia
  • Buying and Using Software

    Software is a bunch of magnetic "ones and zeros," or electronic signals, that takes your thousands of dollars worth of plastic, metal and glass—your personal computer, or hardware—and animates it into something that lets you "fly" an airplane, balance your checkbook or manage your small business. Most personal computers sold today come with a "bundle" of software pre-loaded onto the computer, including basic financial, word processing, communications and entertainment software. Content Detail

    American Bar Association
  • Common Questions Asked of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    This web page from the USPTO web site answers common questions about the Patent and Trademark Office, inventions, trademarks, the patent process and amendments to patents. Content Detail

    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Copyright

    This web site contains information on (1) Copyright Basics, (2) Registrations and Documents, (3) Licensing, (4) Copyright Law and much more! Content Detail

    U.S. Copyright Office
  • Copyright (Frequently Asked Questions)

    This link to the ChillingEffects web site contains answers to frequently asked questions about copyright laws and copyright infringement. Chilling Effects is a joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and University of Maine law school clinics. Chilling Effects aims to help you understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online activities. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some individuals and corporations are using intellectual property and other laws to silence other online users. Chilling Effects encourages respect for intellectual property law, while frowning on its misuse to "chill" legitimate activity. Content Detail

    Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and University of Maine law school clinics
  • Learn about Personal Finances and Using Credit

    This presentation was developed as part of the Law and Government Education Project in the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In partnership with the Law School and the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA and the Law School at Mercer University, the Institute develops resources on basic areas of Georgia and federal law. These resources are then distributed across the state in a variety of ways including the State Bar of Georgia?s Pro Bono Project website. We hope you will find this presentation to be useful and informative. Please be advised, however, that this presentation is designed to provide general information only and does not substitute for legal advice. At the conclusion of the presentation you will find a list of organizations which may be able to provide assistance to those who have legal issues relevant to the topic of this presentation. We encourage viewers to contact these organizations for help. Also, please consult the Pro Bono Project website for a list of other presentations available for viewing. Content Detail

    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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