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Checklist for Trademark and Copyright Issues on Your Website

Trademark and Copyright Issues

The following is a checklist of issues and questions for protecting your online presence for your business, from the standpoint of trademarks and copyrights.

Introductory reading

WEBSITES AND CONTENT ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT

What to do you if you want to copy someone else’s stuff?

YOUR BRAND NAMES ARE PROTECTED BY TRADEMARKS

Choosing a brand is very complex – you need to check:

What if someone copies your trademark?

What if you want to use a brand that is similar to someone else’s?

Resources for practically protecting yourself online

Clip & copy:  http://www.clipandcopy.com/



Google Alerts http://www.google.com/alerts [4]

Manage logins at social networking sites:  http://knowem.com/ [5]

Tracer by Tynt:  http://www.tynt.com [6]

Duplichecker [7] (online plagiarism checker)  (checks chunks of content)



Copyscape [8] (online plagiarism checker)  (checks pages)