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<p>'''Patents, trademarks''' and '''copyrights''' are three types of intellectual property protections.</p><br>
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'''Patents, trademarks''' and '''copyrights''' are three types of intellectual property protections.
  
<p>A '''patent''' is a grant made by a government to an inventor assuring him or her the sole right to make, use, and sell his invention for a certain period of time. </p><br>
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A '''patent''' is a grant made by a government to an inventor assuring him or her the sole right to make, use, and sell his invention for a certain period of time.  
 
    
 
    
<p>A '''trademark''' is a word, name, symbol, phrase or slogan, or a combination of these items used to mark and distinguish goods or services to indicate their source or origin.</p><br>
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A '''trademark''' is a word, name, symbol, phrase or slogan, or a combination of these items used to mark and distinguish goods or services to indicate their source or origin.
 
   
 
   
<p>A '''copyright''' protects the writings of an author against copying. Literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works are included within the protection of the copyright law. A copyright protects the form of expression rather than the subject matter of the work.</p><br>
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A '''copyright''' protects the writings of an author against copying. Literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works are included within the protection of the copyright law. A copyright protects the form of expression rather than the subject matter of the work.
  
  
  
<p>The [http://www.uspto.gov/ '''US Patents and Trademarks Office]''' provides information and applicant filing directions for US patent and trademark protection. Registration requires approximately 14 months.</p>
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The [http://www.uspto.gov/ '''US Patents and Trademarks Office]''' provides information and applicant filing directions for US patent and trademark protection. Registration requires approximately 14 months.
 
   
 
   
'''<font color="#4AA02C">US Department of Commerce</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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'''US Department of Commerce'''
Washington, DC 20231<br>  
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(800) 786-9199<br>  
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Washington, DC 20231   
[http://www.uspto.gov/ '''www.uspto.gov''']<br>  
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(800) 786-9199   
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[http://www.uspto.gov/ '''www.uspto.gov''']   
 
   
 
   
  
  
<p>The [http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/business.html '''California Secretary of State]''' provides information on registration of trademarks and service marks for protection within California only.  Registration requires approximately 8 weeks.</p>
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The [http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/business.html '''California Secretary of State]''' provides information on registration of trademarks and service marks for protection within California only.  Registration requires approximately 8 weeks.
  
'''<font color="#4AA02C">Trademark Registration</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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'''Trademark Registration'''
1500 11th Street, 2nd Street<br> 
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Sacramento, CA 95814<br>
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1500 11th Street,  
(916) 653-4984<br>  
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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(916) 653-6814  
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United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
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http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/contact_trademarks.jsp
 
http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/contact_trademarks.jsp
Contact Information - Trademarks and Service Marks<br>
 
  
Office Hours<br>
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(800)786-9199
  
Monday through Friday-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding state holidays)<br>
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TrademarkAssistanceCenter@uspto.gov 
  
Mailing Address<br>
 
  
Trademarks and Service Marks<br>
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The [http://www.copyright.gov '''US Copyrights Office]''' provides information on Copyright registration current copyright filing fees, and status of copyright application.
P.O. Box 942877 Sacramento, CA 94277–2870<br>
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'''US Copyrights Office'''
  
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101 Independence Ave S.E.
  
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Washington, DC 20559-6000 
  
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(202) 707-3000 
  
<p>The [http://www.copyright.gov '''US Copyrights Office]''' provides information on Copyright registration current copyright filing fees, and status of copyright application.</p>
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1 (877) 476–0778 (toll free)
  
'''<font color="#4AA02C">US Copyrights Office</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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[http://www.copyright.gov '''www.copyright.gov''']
101 Independence Ave S.E.<br>
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Washington, DC 20559-6000<br> 
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(202) 707-3000<br> 
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1 (877) 476–0778 (toll free)<br>
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[http://www.copyright.gov '''www.copyright.gov''']<br>
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Patents, trademarks and copyrights are three types of intellectual property protections.

A patent is a grant made by a government to an inventor assuring him or her the sole right to make, use, and sell his invention for a certain period of time.

A trademark is a word, name, symbol, phrase or slogan, or a combination of these items used to mark and distinguish goods or services to indicate their source or origin.

A copyright protects the writings of an author against copying. Literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works are included within the protection of the copyright law. A copyright protects the form of expression rather than the subject matter of the work.


The US Patents and Trademarks Office provides information and applicant filing directions for US patent and trademark protection. Registration requires approximately 14 months.

US Department of Commerce

Washington, DC 20231

(800) 786-9199

www.uspto.gov


The California Secretary of State provides information on registration of trademarks and service marks for protection within California only. Registration requires approximately 8 weeks.

Trademark Registration

1500 11th Street,

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-6814

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/contact_trademarks.jsp

(800)786-9199

TrademarkAssistanceCenter@uspto.gov


The US Copyrights Office provides information on Copyright registration current copyright filing fees, and status of copyright application.

US Copyrights Office

101 Independence Ave S.E.

Washington, DC 20559-6000

(202) 707-3000

1 (877) 476–0778 (toll free)

www.copyright.gov



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