Musicians and Artists Profile
Links to help artists, authors and musicians determine the right kinds of protection for their work
We get many requests about "getting a copyright for a band name ," a patent for a picture , or "getting a trademark for a song or web site domain name ."
Songs and pictures are usually protected by copyrights . The USPTO does not handle copyrights, that is the responsibility of the >>Library of Congress' Copyright Office .
You can register a trademark for a band name . You can also register a trademark for web site domain names under special circumstances but we do not issue domain names - that service is provided by a number of >>certified registering authorities .
We cannot give you a determination regarding trademark registration without an application (with appropriate fees). We also cannot assist in enforcing trademark rights nor can we assist in determining if you are infringing on another's mark. For these matters you should consult an attorney.
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- Search pending & registered trademarks
- Get copies
- Fees, pricing and payments
- PTRC - resource centers near you
Just Starting Out - Inventors
Inventors Resources - important information for new inventors and potential trademark registrants
Trademarks, Logos & Brands(TM)
Links to online trademark registration, search, status, policy and procedures and other favorites for potential trademark registrants
Resources collected and maintained by the Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Program
Special Interests or Needs
Accessibility issues and the needs of interested parties having or seeking special protections or services are addressed here
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