I just designed some logos for my own company. I'm wondering if I can apply a patent for those logos, and put copyrights on them?

Appreciate it!

  • Design patent is valid for 14 years only. A trademark can be indefinite.
    – daniel
    Sep 19, 2016 at 3:17

2 Answers 2


Design patents and copyrights are two different methods of protecting intellectual property. My guess is that for company logos copyright is more appropriate.

  • Yes, the copyright is what I meant. So do I have to apply for a copyright with some organizations or the logos are protected with copyright once they're created?
    – GoodluckH
    Sep 19, 2016 at 23:20
  • I am not a lawyer. I believe you get copyright automatically, but you can get a registered copyright which is probably of value for a corporate logo. Try Googling registered copyright.
    – Eric S
    Sep 20, 2016 at 2:13

If its your own logo design, there is no doubt that you want someone else to plagiarise it.

either you go for patent or trademark, I suggest you get it done at your earliest.

  • You might want to elaborate what kind of patent a design can get (design patent) and which not. Some information on the proceedings for trademarks and patents, advantages and disadvantages, etc. would help too.
    – user18033
    Dec 22, 2016 at 6:08

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