On intellectual property in brief
PAMESCO is committed to helping individuals and organizations protect their intellectual property rights. The PAMESCO Statement of Rights and Responsibilities does not permit the publication of content that violates the intellectual property rights of third parties, such as copyright and trademark.
Copyright is a legal right that seeks to protect original copyright works (for example: books, music, movies, art).
In general, copyright protects the original expression of the idea, such as words or images. They do not protect facts and ideas, but they can protect the words or images originally used to express an idea. Copyright also does not protect names, titles, and slogans. However, there is another legal right called trademark that can protect these items.
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A trademark is a word, slogan, symbol or design (for example, brand name or logo) that distinguishes the products or services offered by a person, group or company from those offered by a third party. Generally, trademark law is intended to prevent consumers from getting confused as to who is or is associated with a product or service.
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Under the laws of most countries, copyright is the rights that protect original works of authorship, such as books, music, films and art materials. In most countries, copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems or methods of operation. Some of them may be protected by other rights. Generally, copyright does not protect facts and ideas, but may protect the original words or images that express this idea.
However, copyright does not protect all expressions. As explained by the Copyright Department of BRAZIL, "copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans or short phrases. In some cases, they may be protected by trademarks."
To learn more about the scope of copyright protection in Brazil, you may find it helpful to visit osite of the Copyright Office of BRAZIL.
Other countries also provide information that may be helpful regarding the scope of copyright protection. Check the list of country-specific copyright sites in the World Intellectual Property Organization directory.
Trademark is a word, slogan, symbol or design (such as brand name or logo) that identifies and distinguishes the products or services offered by a part of those offered by a third party. Generally, trademark law aims to avoid confusion among consumers about the origin of products or services. The owner of a trademark may prevent others from using his or her trademark (or a similar trademark) in a manner that confuses people into believing that there is a relationship between the trademark owner and the unauthorized user, or that the trademark owner endorses the products or services of the unauthorized user.
The owner of a trademark can obtain rights by registering with a recognized trademark entity. In certain countries and under certain circumstances, rights over an unregistered trademark may be created by the actual use of the trademark on the market. Please note that filing or merely obtaining a marketing authorization from a government entity may not constitute trademark rights per se.
For more information about trademarks or trademarks in the United States, visit the US Department of Patents and Trademarks. Check out the list of trademark departments that may be applicable from other countries in the trademark directory of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Note that a trade register does not mean the ownership of trademark rights.