Q: I have a newly created motorcycle group with a name and patch. Is it best to trademark or copywrite?
This group is truly a group and not considered a motorcycle club. We have documented bylaws and an executive board who holds titles and positions. We are attempting to protect the name and image of the patch but want to know if it is better to trademark or copywrite.
definitely a trademark, you should consult with an attorney as soon as you can.
A name and a patch? You mean logo?
Copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Trademark protects brand names and logos used on goods and services. To protect a name is covered by trademark.
Sounds like you should work with an attorney to submit the right application.
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