What is a Trade Secret?

In broad terms, a trade secret is any confidential business information that provides an individual or company a competitive edge. Trade secrets include but are not limited to manufacturing, industrial, and commercial secrets. The unauthorized use of such information by persons other than the holder is regarded as an unfair practice and a violation of the trade…

What is a Trademark?

In addition to copyrights and trade secrets, another type of intellectual property that is important for bloggers and digital content creators is trademarks. Trademarks are governed by both state and federal laws. A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, sound, smell, device, or any combination, used or intended…

What is a Copyright?

Copyright is one of the most important and relevant types of intellectual property for bloggers and digital content creators. A copyright is a form of protection provided by U.S. federal law to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and…