A trademark is a badge of origin used to differentiate your goods or services from those of other traders. A trademark may be a single or multiple word(s), a device (logo), a slogan and even a sound or combination of colours.
A trademark owner can legally protect their trademark from use by others and litigation is intended to be efficient compared to other legal avenues.
Copyright is automatic and there is no registration process as there is with a trademark. Copyright will cover only certain types of “works” in material form, such as original literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works. It cannot protect a brand name used to differentiate your goods or services.
While making copies of copyright material can infringe exclusive rights, a certain amount of copying may be allowed. In Copyright, litigation is often complicated and costly.