How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Thomas Swartz Your Own Question
Thomas Swartz
Thomas Swartz, Lawyer
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Satisfied Customers: 3086
Experience:  Twenty one years experience as a lawyer in New York and New Jersey. Former Appellate Law Clerk.
8370490
Type Your Intellectual Property Law Question Here...
Thomas Swartz is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Does a "saying" or "phrase" that would be used on product for

This answer was rated:

Does a "saying" or "phrase" that would be used on product for sale fall into the copyright law for protection?
Hello JACUSTOMER,

No, that would be a trademark. You can not copyright short sayings or phrases. But you can trademark a short phrase in conjunction with the sale of a good or service. Copyright and trademark are two separate areas of intellectual property rights. Copyright applies to works of authorships such as books, plays, poems, films, photos, music, sound recordings etc. Whereas trademarks can be a short phrase, a unique word, or a logo, or a symbol used to identify the source of goods sold in interstate commerce.

I hope this answers your question.

Thomas
Thomas Swartz and other Intellectual Property Law Specialists are ready to help you

Related Intellectual Property Law Questions