Question by My Name HERE: How do I begin a short film company?
I really want to begin a small short film company. I want to get a copyright on the name and logo and basically make my short films completely legal. Any ideas? Please drop me an answer as soon as possible!
Answer by Sarah Kolb
Unfortunately, names are not able to be protected by a copyright. It may, however, be eligible for a trademark. You should also register your business name with your state or county, depending on the entity type you choose — take a look at the different kinds of businesses to determine which is best for you.
Your logo may be eligible for copyright protection, but only if it includes enough original authorship (as in, if there is enough artwork present in the logo outside of any text).
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