Author: Kattina Barsik

Trademarks vs. Copyrights

            In previous blog articles, we talked about trademarks and copyrights. This article clarifies some of the differences between the two. Here are eight points to keep in mind. 1. The purpose of a trademark is to protect words, phrases and logos used in federally regulated commerce to identify the…

What Is a Copyright?

In previous blog articles, we talked about patents, trademarks, and service marks. This articles talks about copyrights. Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of “original works of authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. The 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the…

What Is a Trademark or Service Mark?

In a previous blog article, we talked about patents. This article talks about trademarks and service marks. A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device which is used in trade with goods to indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from the goods of others. A service mark is the same as a trademark…

What Is a Patent?

Welcome to the Barsik Law Blog! Upcoming articles will provide general background on my three main practice areas: patent law, trademark law, and copyright law. What is a patent? A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The term of a new…