Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer
the name, logo, graphics etc. can be protected by a trademark. copyright protects any creative & original artwork, graphics, writing, photos, etc. Anything relating to the functionality of the system can only be protected by a utility patent. if the system has a unique ornamental design then a design patent could apply....but the most common/valuable patent is the utility patent to protect functionality.
you should definitely try to sit down with a local IP attorney to go over all the options/considerations in detail