Copyright is an automatic right. It arises when a work is created. The general rule is that copyright lasts at least 50 years depending on the type of work.
What’s the difference between getting a copyright or a trademark? And, how can entrepreneurs determine which one is best for their business?
Copyrights and Trademarks protect different rights. A copyright protects the original “expressions” of an idea in a tangible medium such as a book or sculpture or song, whereas trademarks are used in connection with a good or service to identify the source of the same.