What is the difference between a trademark and copyright?

A trademark is used to identify and distinguish one’s goods and/or services in trade, allowing the public to identify the source of origin, and associated level of quality and satisfaction, with the goods or services provided by the trademark owner (e.g., Mercedes Benz star logo, Coca Cola mark and distinctive bottle shape.) A copyright, on the other hand, protects one original artistic creations and works of authorship (e.g., paintings, sculptures, book, computer programs and sound recoding).

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