Miss Chen: How exactly are we going to protect my games?
Mr.Green: That depends on what exactly what we protect.
Miss Chen: Let`s start with my source code.
Mr.Green: That`s easy. We copyright your source code.
Miss Chen: And I suppose the menual.
Mr.Green: Yes. The menual is copyrightable too.
Miss Chen: Dose copyright protection extend to the game tile?
Mr.Green: No, that`ll be trademarked.
Miss Chen: What`s the different between a trademark and a copyright?
Mr.Green: A trademark protect the tiles and symbols of associated with the product.
Miss Chen: Like the graphic designe.
Mr.Green: Like the graphic designe and even your company`s logo.
Miss Chen: So the look of the product is trademarked.
Mr.Green: And the source code and menual are copyrighted.
Miss Chen: So no one can copy them.
Mr.Green: Not with that copyright infringement.
Miss Chen: So how do we begin?
Mr.Green: Copyright is easy. Put C in a circle. Your name and date on your menual.
Miss Chen: That`s it?
Mr.Green: That`s the first step. Then we`ll register with the US copyright commission.
Miss Chen: Same for trademark?
Mr.Green: No. Trademark registration is more complicated.
Miss Chen: Do we have to register the logo?
Mr.Green: Only if you want to protect it.