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I have a product in development that is aimed for pets.

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Hi, I have a product in development that is aimed for pets. Because of its design, I don't know which category I need to consider. Patent, Copyright, or Trademark.
JA: What's the invention's purpose?
Customer: It is an aquaponic system designed to bring animals/humans closer.
JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?
Customer: No and no.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I have a logo completed, readying to produce a Kickstarter video.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 4 months ago.

hello

Expert:  Alex Reese replied 4 months ago.

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.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 4 months ago.

you should definitely try to sit down with a local IP attorney to go over all the options/considerations in detail