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

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

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.

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