What Can Be Protected under Trademark Law?
Learn the legal definition of a trademark, what types of works can be protected, and the trademark's history and function.
Trademarks are an important part of a company’s intellectual property. This tutorial will teach the essentials of trademark law, starting with the basics. In this lesson, we’ll define a trademark and look at the policy reasons behind trademark law. It will then discuss what can function as a trademark.
The Restatement of Unfair Competition defines a trademark as “a word, name, symbol, device, or other designation or a combination of such designations, that is...