Trademark Law and Practice


Copyrights protect creative expressions from unauthorized reproduction.

For one to have a copyright, the work must be:

  1. Original
  2. Work of authorship
  3. Fixed in a tangible medium of expression
  4. Capable of reproduction and human readable

Copyrights must be registered to file a lawsuit, and there are perks to having registered the copyright beforehand.

Copyrights last for the author's life plus 70 years.