Let's Kickstart This Thing! is a series of 5-minute videos in which I attempt to detail all the steps involved in bringing a board game from prototype to production via Kickstarter.
In this episode I go over the differences between a copyright, trademark, and patent – and what it means to your board game project.
How is a copyright different from a patent or a trademark?
Copyright protects original works of authorship, while a patent protects inventions or discoveries. Ideas and discoveries are not protected by the copyright law, although the way in which they are expressed may be. A trademark protects words, phrases, symbols, or designs identifying the source of the goods or services of one party and distinguishing them from those of others.