|Trademark protects distinctive words, phrases, logos, symbols, slogans and any other devices used to identify and distinguish products or services in the marketplace.|
|Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. In some cases, these things may be protected as trademarks. Contact the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 800-786-9199, for further information. However, copyright protection may be available for logo artwork that contains sufficient authorship. In some circumstances, an artistic logo may also be protected as a trademark.|
|The tm symbol represents an unregistered trademark. The sm symbol represents an unregistered service mark. Both are informal notification that there is a public claim as a trademark or service mark.|
The registration symbol ® tells the public that the mark is federally trademark registered and protected. Using the ® without being federally trademark registered would be fraud.