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I would like to own exclusive rights for an idea i have for

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I would like to own exclusive rights for an idea i have for a tshirt. Would i have to get a patent or copyright? How lengthy of a process and how expensive would it be to obtain such a thing. I would like to do this in the state of wisconsin. I live in the city of Milwaukee, wi

alex reese :

patent does not apply but a copyright would protect a creative & original artwork, design or graphic....but words/slogans are copyrightable

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if you are just think about putting a clever/funny slogan etc on a t-shirt there is really no protection for that

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also, a pure "idea" is not protectable

Customer:

So give me some examples other than logo's or company names (on t-shirts) that could be copyrighted

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this should help clarify the different forms of IP:

http://coursecracker.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=19089&t=304

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