Copyright Laws & Trademarks in Logo Design

Copyright Laws & Trademarks in Logo Design: "What Is Copyright?
AIGA, the professional association for design, defines copyright as:
“The exclusive right to control reproduction and commercial exploitation of your creative work. Copyright protects any kind of artwork, including illustrations, photographs and graphic design. Except under certain circumstances (see “work made for hire” section), you own the copyright in your work at the moment you create it in a “fixed form of expression.” A fixed form of expression is any tangible medium that can be perceived by humans, including traditional forms—such as paintings, sculptures, writings—and new forms that require a machine to perceive (e.g., GIF files, CDs, websites).
Source: AIGA Copyright Basics For Graphic Designers"

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