Copyright + Trademark Class :: Symbols in a Circle, Part 1 :: Bonus Cast with Kari Sowers of Manifest Collab + Create

Symbols in a Circle © and ®

Sometimes it can get confusing figuring out whether you need a copyright, trademark or both. Who uses what when? What is the difference between a copyright and trademark? Who gets to use those symbols in a circle? Kari offers an easy overview of these two intellectual property tools and how they can be best used by start-ups, makers, innovators and entrepreneurs who want to build out their brand and content portfolios. 

This quick 10,000 foot overview will get you thinking and get your team talking. What else do you want to know about copyrights and/or trademarks? Offer up your feedback on the podcast feed over at

Our last visit to Hurts Donut Co

Our last visit to Hurts Donut Co


Subject matter categories that may be protected by federal copyright law:

  • literary works;
  • musical works, including any accompanying words;
  • dramatic works, including any accompanying music;
  • pantomimes and choreographic works;
  • pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works;
  • motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
  • sound recordings; and
  • architectural works.

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About your host:

Kari Sowers, IP Attorney and Consultant for Creatives and Companies
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