Trademark Versus Copyright: Which Applies to Your Content?
In my work, I encounter this particular confusion quite regularly – clients (and adverse parties) seem to think that copyright applies to both a website and its domain name. But this belief is incorrect. Here’s a simple, easy way to remember it:
Copyrights are for Content. Trademarks are for goods/services.
So, a client can claim a copyright in the content written on a blog, a website, etc. However, you can’t claim a “copyright” in the domain name that hosts your website: it’s not really content. It could be, however, a name linked to your goods or to a service that …