Copyright and trademark are different. The table below explains the main differences:
|What can be protected?||Original artistic, literary and dramatic works such as logos, websites, songs, music recordings, lyrics, photos, books, training & course materials, product artwork , packaging artwork, drawings, paintings, sculptures, 3d and 2d artwork. poems, scripts, computer software, apps, and dramatic works.||Names, slogans or logos.|
|Registration required?||No but you WILL have to have indisputably and credibly prove that the work is yours if there is a copyright dispute.||Yes, apply through UK government. International trademarks must be registered with individual countries. The EU can be registered as a block.|
|Registration process?||Complete the 2 minute registration form on our Register page, then upload your work.||Research – apply – trademark examination – opposition period – approval Click Here For Details.|
|If I register a logo that includes a name, is the name also protected?||No. Only the graphic design of the logo is protected. You cannot protect a name using ProtectMyWork.com.||No. You must register two separate trademarks to protect both the name and logo and pay two sets of registration fees.|
|How long does it take?||With ProtectMyWork.com the process is immediate and automated.||Up to 6 months.|
|How much does it cost?||£41.65 (ex. VAT) per year subscription fee.
membership fee with ProtectMyWork.com.
|UK Trademarks start at £170. International prices vary.|
|International protection?||Yes, 179 countries around the world.||No, only in the country that you have a trademark registered.|
|How long does protection last?||As a general rule:
Authors lifetime, plus 70 years.
|Usually 10 years.|
|What symbols can I use on my logo?||© ™||®|