Copyright protection is automatic once you create an original work, which can range from musical
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one seller from those of others. It is essentially a brand name. It is not to be confused with a service mark, which is used to identify and distinguish the source of a service rather than goods.
Yes, fictional characters can obtain trademark protections. In the realm of Trademark law, trademarks are