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Trademarks & Copyright

A trademark is a recognizable sign, design or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source and distinguishes those products or services from those offered by others. A copyright, on the other hand, grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others.

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MacDonald Illig's lawyers assist clients in exploiting the value in their trademarks and copyrights by registering them in the appropriate offices and filing the required information in a timely manner to maintain their validity. MacDonald Illig's lawyers also have experience drafting agreements to protect the value of trademarks and copyrights. They partner with commercial search firms to determine whether a particular word, phrase or design is sufficiently unique to be registered as a trademark.