Intellectual Property and the Flow Arts, Part 2

In the last article we broke down IP into its three main categories, Patent, Copyright, and Trademark and examined what is protectable subject matter and examples of each. This article will address how the government agencies determine what may be protected, the rights assigned by law to the owners of IP, and how the owners may use the rights.         Imagine you …

Intellectual Property and the Flow Arts, Part 1

There are five basic types of Intellectual Property (IP). This article will examine the three most widely used: Patent, Copyright, and Trademark (the other two are Trade Secrets and Rights of Publicity). A big thanks to Doodle, who has graciously given me permission to use him as an example to make these concepts more accessible to understand in terms of …