Do you know the difference between a copyright, patent, and trademark?
If not, it’s essential to understand the difference as you expand your massage therapy business:
As a business-minded massage therapist, familiarizing yourself with these terms will help you stay out of any potential legal pitfalls.
Trademarks, patents, and copyrights are each potential aspects that you will bump into as you brand, market, and increase your revenue through new products.
Read on to learn the differences between these forms of legal protection and how to know when you need them.
Typically, a copyright protects original works of art and authorship such as novels, poems, plays, and films:
Now, how does this apply to your massage therapy business?
Well, it really depends on what you want to achieve in terms of expanding your business:
Perhaps you want to write a book about your massage modality as a secondary source of income:
This is where the copyright would come, meaning you have rights to your work and other people don’t.
Or maybe, you have a site set up for your massage therapy business:
Any original blog post that you author on the site would be automatically protected as yours. Surely, you can add a copyright notice at the bottom of the web page. But in this instance, you are secure whether you add visual copyright or not.