The previous artilce examined trademark rights. This article addresses the corollary topic of copyrights. A copyright is an ownership interest that protects certain works of authorship. It is a device for preventing third parties from taking certain actions with respect to works of authorship.
State law affords protection to your name after you die. This protection generally extends to your voice, signature, photograph, and likeness too. This article examines this type of protection using the Texas statute.
A trademark is one of several types of intellectual property that is protected by law. A trademark is simply a device used by a merchant to identify its good or services and to distinguish them from those of others.
A trade secret is a form of intellectual property that is protected by state and, in some cases, federal law. What constitutes a trade secret is defined by the law that protects it and, as such, a number of different types of property can be a trade secret.