Your commercial labels need to list important information that is relevant to your branding and licensing. When you are drafting a set of labels with the help of a label printing company, it may be helpful to understanding the differences between trademarks, registrations, and copyrights. Using the correct licensing designation will ensure that you have labeled your products in accordance with the law. Read further to take a quick look at the differences between trademarks, registrations, and copyrights.
A trademark is a label that complies with the Lantham Act. If a product or idea has not yet been officially registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it may still be labeled with a trademark. Trademarks are also used to designate original authorship of logos, brand names, and slogans. Since trademarks are not officially registered, they are commonly used by both companies and single parties.
After a product or company name has been officially registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it will be eligible for the Registered designation. Registrations are legally binding, and allow their owners to seek legal damages against parties who are found to be infringing on their authority. If you want to make sure that you have sole ownership over your name or idea, make sure to register it with the USPTO.
Copyright law protects creative projects, such as books, movies, music, and plays. After you have authored an original work, copyright law will protect your materials automatically. Copyrighting protects artists and authors against plagiarism, and also prevents outside parties from using original materials without the appropriate licenses.
After you have registered your new product or brand name, come to Miles Label to have your labels printed in Tucson. Our team will help you create beautiful, eye catching labels that put the perfect final touch to your product. To schedule a consultation with our label printing team, give us a call at (800) 331-1897.