Logo Copyright For Service
A logo is one of the most creative arts. It is amusing to see a single entity represent a service without having to use word. But to have a logo and then to protect it from plagiarists is a bit tedious, especially in a competitive market where the market players are always seeking ways to confuse the consumer base of an established brand.
To protect a logo a service mark is used for services, in case of products, the practice is to use trademark. This needs to be kept in mind that logos cannot be patented or copyright. Copyrights are for books, paintings and all while patents are for inventions.
The moment a person gets hand on his original logo, he can choose to use a SM or TM symbol beside it. The general practice is to use TM, which is an indication that the logo is your intellectual property and must not be copied under any circumstance. Once you have started using TM or SM with your logo, you get the time to register your trademark. In fact, low level companies never register their logos and continue to use the TM mark forever. The registration process is pretty simple and the application forms are available with local copyright registration offices.