Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

How Do Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents Differ?

The main difference is the kind of property each protects.

On one end of the spectrum, patents are focused on protecting processes and things that are useful to society.

On the other hand, copyrights protect arts such as graphics, music, cinema, choreography, photography, music and more. They are in place to protect one artist from ripping off another artist's work.

A middle ground can be design patents which protect design of products and can sometimes cover copyrights as well. They overlap typically when functional objects such as guitars, sneakers, and other distinct visual objects are involved. 
 

How Important Is a Trademark on the Company Name for a Startup?

Is Registering Trademarks for Your Logo, Name and Slogan Something a Startup Should Make a Priority?