Intercession City, FL asked in Copyright for Florida

Q: My copyright is pending. Can I still use the graphic designs for my store website and Instagram?

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Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams
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  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Once you created the graphic design, you owned it. You are free to use it how you wish. I would suggest having a discussion with an attorney about protecting the design by trademark as well if you plan on using the design as a logo. There are protections that trademark can give you with use that copyright does not and vice versa. If you can protect something with both, it's always best to do that. Feel free to email me at tania.williams@williamsfirmpa.com to discuss further or give me a call at 561-370-7396 for a free 15 minute phone consult.

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