| TRADEMARKS TM ®
Trademarks and Service Marks are used to identify the source of goods or services. They identify a person or company with a particular product or service.
PATENTS Pat. Pend.
Patents protect novel inventions. Generally, Patents are related to how things work, what things do, how they do it, what things are made of or how they are made.
Copyrights protect artistic forms of expression, such as books, music, paintings, statues, buildings, computer code and similar items.
Other forms of Intellectual Property Protection exist. What they protect depends on the type.