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Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know


The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Trademarks. Patents. Copyrights.

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Protect The Internet

Feld Thoughts

The bills – like many in Congress – are misleadingly named. The Senate bill is called the Protect IP Act.

Intellectual Property 101

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It is difficult to be in a business situation completely devoid of IP worth identifying and protecting. IP is a not just a legal issue.

The Importance of Trademarking

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trademark can be a symbol, logo, word, slogan, or a name registered to your company. Here are the basics. See Also: Intellectual Property 101.

How To Protect Your Business With Intellectual Property Rights

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Protecting your Intellectual Property is an essential component of running a business and in the early stages when there’s so much to sort out; it’s often understandable that your IP rights get pushed down the ever-expanding “to-do” list. It can be used to help protect: Brand or products names. What is Intellectual Property? Trademark.

8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. Here are the key elements: Company name. Patents.

Startup Blog: Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined

Taffy Williams

The discussion of IP is sufficiently important to the NewCo that it will take more than one article to get the basics down. What is a patent?

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups


So you’ve chosen a name for your startup, product, or both. Second in importance only to talented people, IP in all its forms is the key asset comprising most of the value of any tech startup. Every person who has touched the new business in any way has a potential claim to related IP rights. Intellectual property.

Setting up a custom short domain name

Eric Friedman

Once you are in, change the A record for your domain to the suggestion IP from advanced settings tab. Eric Friedman

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Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 3: The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy

Steve Blank

Early on in my career I took a “we’re moving too fast to deal with lawyers” attitude to patents and Intellectual Property (IP.) Or it can be your brand , logo or domain name. Type of IP. _. Outside the U.S. your results will vary depending on your distance to a consistent and predictable legal system. Intellectual Property.

Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup

Anyone who has sat stymied with their cursor blinking in a “username” field knows that coming up with a name is harder than you’d think. Naming consultant Christopher Johnson, author of the The Name Inspector blog, says you should begin by brainstorming a list of keywords that relate to your blog, website or company. Excellent!

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

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Trademark law protects only the name of a typeface, but not the design of the typeface. How is a font different from a typeface? The U.S. Maybe.

The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

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My business doesn’t have IP. 100% of businesses have Intellectual Property (IP). IP is not just for tech businesses or inventors.

3 Steps to Protecting Intellectual Property

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How do you keep your IP safe from view. IP is a valuable asset that needs to be protected, insured, and, sometimes, even risked.

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

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Israeli startups in the mobile space are once again showing impressive attendance levels, with 56 Israeli companies exhibiting in the Israeli Pavilion.

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5/25-NYC – Investing in Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets

David Teten

Traditionally investors have focused on investing in companies and tangibles (real estate, commodities, etc.) Kevin Barhydt, Head of Acquisitions, RPX.

Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property

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In order to protect your business’s IP, learn the four different categories. Yes, your business has intellectual property (IP).

Internet User Defined: A User by Any Other Name…

Immersive Web

Value – The only info you can know about a visitor is related to their IP address or cookies on their computer. Immersive Web. Visitor.

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets…How Do You Protect Your Creations?

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There are four common types of IP:  . The name of the copyright owner. 2. See Also The Complete Guide to Registering Your Business Name.

4 Deadly Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

IP Ownership.  Any IP created or acquired by a founder (e.g., code, logo, domain name, etc.) Vesting Restrictions. 

Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified


have quite often heard people at the aforementioned seminars ask “How do I patent my company name?”. SRK to get copyrighted?” Trademarks.

Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. Here are the key elements: Company name. Patents.

Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It

Both Sides of the Table

funded a US company that bought a URL and a brand name and filed for a trademark. Lawsuits are becoming so prevalent these days. For what?

Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!

Feld Thoughts

If you are a Colorado entrepreneur and want to be signed on to this letter, please either email me or put your name, company name, and title in the comments. After several discussions with various Congressional staff members, I’ve drafted the following letter to deliver to Senator Udall and Senator Bennet.

Tahosa’s Summit: 6 Months [Series]

Non-Linear Growth

Namely, the firm was able to complete its first investment, a $7.2 The biggest is that I chose a bad initial name of the firm and I had to change it. A big, bad private equity firm that spends more money on lawyers in a week than I’ll spend in a year didn’t like the name I had originally chosen. All good right!

Top Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make


Finally, completely understand who owns what as the relationship persists, especially in the case of intellectual property (IP).

Google Analytics Health Check: Is Your Configuration Broken?


Is the office IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of your affiliates filtered out (agencies, freelancers, etc.)? The Basics.

Some Fresh Twitter Stats (as of July 2012, Dataset Included)

Diego Basch

The other half may be lurkers, or an example of what would happen if domain names were free: lots of parked ones. The Tweets and the Tweet-nots.

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Flings Pop-Up Recycling and Trash Bins

Feld Thoughts

A few years ago, several friends started a company called Evergreen IP to help inventors commercialize their consumer innovations. First off, how could you NOT love a company named TrashCo? Seriously, what a great name. wonder if they know that one of the early names (at least in my head) for Foundry Group was VentureCo.

9 Ways to Get More Out of Google Analytics

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For example, you can divide visitors into those who came from paid advertising, from organic searches and from directly typing in your domain name.

PIPA and SOPA Need a New Name

Mark Birch

3261), introduced in the House in late October (which includes the most controversial parts of the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act (S. brycedotvc : There is a lot of talking, linking and letter writing to senators as the tech industry works frantically to stop a bill moving quickly through congress that will have a devastating effect on out industry.

Working with Friends

Non-Linear Growth

intentionally left out the investor’s name as well as the companies knowing that this new investor wanted to more formally announce their investment after labor day. Well… today, Intel Capital announced a significant investment in Meritage portfolio company IP Commerce. We won a few points to, but that is how it should be.

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The 4 Questions You Need to Answer About Your Blog’s Privacy Policy

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This will be your business name if you have one. Personally identifiable information includes name, email address, date of birth, and so forth.

Copywrong Again: Founding the Next Pinterest or Napster?


Does using a friend’s name or photo in a Facebook “Sponsored Story”  (e.g., “David S. Rose likes Gust.

How Many Angels is the Right Amount for a Startup to Have?

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After they see a name they trust, everybody wants to invest” It’s called “ social proof ” and it’s a good thing for entrepreneurs. But we’ve gotten the point where ENIFA and they will invest with no information based solely on the name of who else has invested. Morrill said. Bingo. Hua of Apptimize.

What All New Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Trademarks


You also want to make sure that you can achieve exclusive rights to use a name). What Exactly Is A Trademark? Conduct Some Research.

The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

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Image via HBO. Of all the television shows that center around businesses, none feel closer to reality than HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”

If You Use Comcast DNS Servers, You Cannot Read This

Diego Basch

[Edit: I changed the CNAME record for the root domain to be an A record pointing to the Posterous IP address (currently

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The Unbiased And Updated Guide To Selecting The Right Hosting Company


Dedicated Hosting: As the name depicts, dedicated hosting gives you access to your own server with all its resources. Step #1: Know Your Needs.

Why Your Dotcom Could Become a Dotbomb

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But that will all change in 2015, when the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) cedes U.S. google), core businesses (.docs),