Oxford, IN asked in Intellectual Property for Indiana

Q: I've designed a new logo for my company. Should it be trademarked or copyrighted?

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Paul Overhauser

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  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: You may be able to do both, if the logo contains sufficient creative content. Trademark protection would protect against someone else using a confusingly similar logo in thier business, even if they did not "copy" your logo (e.g., they coincidentally designed a logo that is similar). Copyright protection would protect against someone copying your logo, even if they do not use it as a trademark to sell a good or service.

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