This is the expression of an idea. It could be a song, book, poem, sculpture, film, photograph, literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, or certain other intellectual works.
This is something used in business, such as the name of the business or a product or service of the business or a symbol used to represent a business, product, or service.
Patents deal with inventions. Within the field of patents are utility patents, design patents (the ornamental design of a functional item), and plant patents.
All of the above
There are circumstances under which an object contains two or perhaps all kinds of intellectual property. For example, a bottle of mouthwash might have a trademark (Scope,) patent (the design of the bottle,) and copyright (the description of the product on the back of the bottle.)
The Boston Public Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center. The Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center staff can help answer your patent and trademark questions.
Staff can assist with the following:
Staff can provide instruction in how to do search for patents and trademarks, but does not perform actual searches for patrons.
Email the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 617.536.5400. The Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center is located on the lower level of 700 Boylston Street.