Is Your Intellectual Property Protected?

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Business Law Grow copyright Intellectual Property ip theft patents trademarksIn case your IP is stolen or used without your permission, there are a number of paths that you can take. Here's what every entrepreneur needs to know.

Tips For Protecting Intellectual Property

YoungUpstarts

It is important to take steps to protect your intellectual property. A simple way to protect your intellectual property is the hold off on filing a patent. Once a patent is filed, others can create similar products using workarounds without violating any intellectual property rights. If you work with a team or have employees, it is important to have them sign non-disclosure agreements to cover the security of your intellectual property.

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Battling Big Business Bullies On The IP Playground: Minimizing The Risk Of Intellectual Property Litigation

YoungUpstarts

Intellectual property (IP), which is often the heart of a startup’s business strategy, constitutes a small subset of those legal rights. The four types of intellectual property are trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents. Trademarks are an easily recognizable form of intellectual property. The post Battling Big Business Bullies On The IP Playground: Minimizing The Risk Of Intellectual Property Litigation appeared first on Young Upstarts.

The Importance Of Intellectual Property Protection In Entrepreneurship

YoungUpstarts

If you have ever come up with a unique invention, you may already realize how important it is to protect your intellectual property. The United States Patent and Trademark Office understands this, and works to ensure that applications for new intellectual property are given their due and protected under US law. Read more below to learn about some specific reasons why it is so important to protect intellectual property to help entrepreneurship.

Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. The company name becomes your intellectual property at the moment you incorporate your startup as an LLC or a Corporation. intellectual property IP patent portfolio

5 Ways To Manage Intellectual Property For Startups

YoungUpstarts

Intellectual property (IP) is a primary business component for many entrepreneurs. However, intellectual property differs from other company assets in the way that it is not tangible. Since it is not a piece of physical property, many entrepreneurs neglect to realize its value. However, intellectual property protection is very important in entrepreneurship. In order to protect intellectual property properly, you need to develop an IP strategy.

Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified

YoungUpstarts

Intellectual Property, simply put, is a creation of the mind that’s unique. The law in India, which ties in with most other countries, protects the Intellectual Property under different streams, primarily – Trademarks for brands or any distinguishing feature that sets apart goods and services, patents for inventions, copyright for artistic, musical, literary work, and designs for the visual appearance of a product.

Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents.

Patent and Intellectual Property Protection for Startups

The Startup Magazine

Intellectual property is the most important asset of many start-ups. Here is a summary of the main forms of intellectual property protection in the UK. Trademarks can be applied for from the UK Intellectual Property Office.

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

The Startup Magazine

They simply didn’t take the proper steps to protect its intellectual property. If you aren’t sure whether you’re sitting on intellectual property, it helps to understand what intellectual property actually means. Think about intellectual property as anything you’d want to copyright, trademark, or patent. With that in mind, here’s some tips on how you can properly protect your intellectual property: Safeguard Important Property.

Common Intellectual Property mistakes made by startups

NZ Entrepreneur

This article is the third of a three-part series by Baldwins Intellectual Property that focuses on the importance of intellectual property for startup companies. What is intellectual property? Intellectual property is about creations of the mind. Some intellectual property rights exist automatically upon creation such as copyright. i) Assuming your intellectual property is not important.

Intellectual property rights: an overview for startups

NZ Entrepreneur

This article is the first of a three-part series by Dr Sudhanshu Ayyagari that focuses on the importance of intellectual property for startup companies. Here we examine the different types of intellectual property rights and their importance for a business.

Business Owners Need To Understand Intellectual Property Law

YoungUpstarts

Understanding the four main types of intellectual property is a preliminary step to intellectual property acumen as patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights each have their own legal protections. Does my company own its intellectual property? Most early-stage companies have little registered intellectual property, such as patents. To ensure that your company owns its intellectual property, follow a few basic steps.

Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property

Up and Running

All businesses have intellectual property. Yes, your business has intellectual property (IP). Intellectual property is divided into four major categories: Copyrights: software, literature works, and TV broadcasts. However, knowing about your intellectual property can help you thrive; not knowing it can lead to fines, lawsuits, and expensive litigation. Let’s take a deeper look into the four pillars of intellectual property.

The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

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Please consult with an attorney before making any intellectual property or other legal decisions. Read on to see five common mistakes regarding intellectual property, so you can avoid the pitfalls. 100% of businesses have Intellectual Property (IP). Patents are the only intellectual property. Minimizing the importance of intellectual property. Intellectual property is the most valuable asset for startups.

Protecting Intellectual Property: Strategies for Startups

Women Entrepreneurs Can

In the rush to get your business off the ground, you might neglect the need to protect your intellectual property. But if your intellectual property is original and differentiates you from your competition, it will be one of the most valuable parts of your business.

Intellectual Property is More Than Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. The company name becomes your intellectual property at the moment you incorporate your startup as an LLC or a Corporation.

Startups and Intellectual Property (IP)

BeyondVC

Lately questions about Intellectual Property or IP have been cropping up left and right. Entrepreneurship Venture Capital entrepreneurship intellectual property IP startups venture capitalEliot Durbin (my partner at BOLDstart Ventures) and I had a long discussion this morning in preparation for his panel today about IP and patents.

Startups and Intellectual Property (IP)

BeyondVC

Lately questions about Intellectual Property or IP have been cropping up left and right. Entrepreneurship Venture Capital entrepreneurship intellectual property IP startups venture capitalEliot Durbin (my partner at BOLDstart Ventures) and I had a long discussion this morning in preparation for his panel today about IP and patents.

What intellectual property (IP) steps should a startup take?

NZ Entrepreneur

The post What intellectual property (IP) steps should a startup take? IP steps for startups should be the same as for large multinationals, but within their budget. Make IP decisions and do so early. One of the main (and early) steps is to make a considered decision about what IP means to your business and what IP tools will be used to support your business model. Not doing so can cause big problems later for your business.

Six Tips to Make Sure You Aren’t Poaching Intellectual Property Along with Employees

YoungUpstarts

Ultimately, establishing an overall culture of respect for intellectual property is your best defense against information contamination when you are hiring employees away from the competition. By James Pooley, author of “ Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage “. In today’s hyper-competitive global economy, talent is often your most valuable weapon.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups

Gust

Having covered all the bases to ensure that your corporate name is available, the domain name can be acquired, and the name doesn’t infringe any existing trademarks (as we discussed last week ), now is a good time to look at the categories of intellectual property (IP) that are relevant to most startups. Intellectual property. Industry Experts 101 advisors entrepreneurs entrepreneurship execution intellectual property IP legal startups team venture capital

There’s gold in re-purposing intellectual property.

Berkonomics

Several times a month, I’d have lunch with one of my CEOs, and each time we’d find ourselves digging into the intellectual property developed by the company over the years, just to refresh ourselves about what the intended use was back then, and whether new developments or technologies might make these older ideas and patents relevant again. Intellectual property is the principle asset of technology companies.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World

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Last month we covered the basics of intellectual property (IP) for startups, including a simple taxonomy, some common issues and related documents for entrepreneurs to use when forming a new startup. Industry Experts entrepreneurs entrepreneurship intellectual property IP legal startups structure tacticsGiven that 2011 is already behind us, I’d like to take a brief time-out from the usual legal and financial wonkery to wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year.

Intellectual Property 101

Up and Running

Please consult with an attorney before making any intellectual property or other legal decisions. Does your business have intellectual property? If someone asked whether or not your business has Intellectual Property (IP) and your answer is “I do not know” or “I doubt it,” you are not alone. The post Intellectual Property 101 appeared first on Bplans Blog.

Pitching A Startup To Investors: Ways To Legally Protect Your Ideas

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Others ideas intellectual property rights legal advice startup adviceGetting your startup off the ground is easier if you have the backing of investors, although to secure their interest you will need to pitch your ideas to prospects and attempt to dazzle them with your ingenuity.

All About Patents: An Entrepreneur’s Guide

YoungUpstarts

Alternatively, you can search AmericanBar.org to locate pro bono intellectual property attorneys in your area to see if there may be a pro bono patent attorney who is able to conduct research on your behalf and assist you in filing your patent.

What Start-Ups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Property Around the World

ReadWriteStart

Intellectual Property (IP) is vitally important to start-ups. But start-ups face significant challenges in acquiring, maintaining and enforcing their intellectual property. The Start-Up Genome Project , which aims to map, model and analyze what makes start-ups tick, identified IP as a top source of competitive advantage for start-ups. Guest author Jeffrey Shieh is a Senior Patent Attorney at inovia , a foreign filing technology platform provider.

3 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Analyze Patent Trends

YFS Magazine

Business Law Grow Intellectual Property IP patentsGlobal IP strategist, JiNan Glasgow George, cites key reasons companies should capitalize on IP-driven growth opportunities.

Your New Venture IP Portfolio Sets Investment Value

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. The company name becomes your intellectual property at the moment you incorporate your startup as an LLC or a Corporation. business valuation intellectual property new venture portfolio

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What Every Company Needs To Know About Music Copyright

YoungUpstarts

Professionalisms copyright infringement copyrights intellectual property rights music music copyrightby Drew Gula of Soundstripe. Advertising is in the middle of a huge transition. Video marketing has become a key ingredient behind the success of so many companies. In fact, 85 percent of businesses are already using video in their marketing strategies. This isn’t just a trend — it’s a full-on paradigm shift.

Key Facts In Keeping Your Ideas Safe

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With over 30 years of combined Patent and Trademark experience, they will be able to protect your intellectual property. Others intellectual property intellectual property rights intellectual property rights managementPatents, Copyright, and Trademarks are critical considerations for anyone intending to market their ideas, creations, or inventions. Protection is key when moving from intangible to tangible, idea to product.

Protecting Your Business Idea

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Advice For The Young At Heart business idea idea generation intellectual property intellectual property rights intellectual property rights management legal protection patentWhether you have an idea for a killer app or a vision of a better mousetrap, getting your idea for a new business from concept to actual income can take time and effort.

What Start-Ups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Property Around the World

ReadWriteStart

Intellectual Property (IP) is vitally important to start-ups. But start-ups face significant challenges in acquiring, maintaining and enforcing their intellectual property. The post What Start-Ups Need to Know About Protecting Intellectual Property Around the World appeared first on ReadWrite. The Start-Up Genome Project , which aims to map, model and analyze what makes start-ups tick, identified IP as a top source of competitive advantage for start-ups.

Data Classification and You

The Startup Magazine

Important intellectual property and data of high value will be classified differently from press releases as an example. Due to the importance of the intellectual property access will be restricted, or at least should be, to the fewest possible employees.

How To Protect Your Startup Idea From Day One

YFS Magazine

Business Law Grow Intellectual Property legal tips patents protecting your trademark trademarksHistory is rife with nightmarish stories of stolen ideas that keep entrepreneurs up at night.

Startups & Legal Concerns- How Businesses Can Be Prepared For The Worst

The Startup Magazine

Protection of intellectual property. You need to go the extra mile for protecting your intellectual property. Moreover, you should take steps to fight it out if someone tries to breach your intellectual property rights.

Why It Pays To Patent Your Invention

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Business Law Grow Intellectual Property inventors patentsInventing is not something everyone does, but it's something everyone wants to take credit for. Here's why patenting your invention is a good idea.

10 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Consider Product Licensing

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Plan business planning Intellectual Property inventors product licensingProduct licensing is an efficient way to turn a business idea into a product that's ready for sale. Here's a look at ten clear benefits.

Law Basics: When Do You Need The Help Of A Trademark Attorney?

YoungUpstarts

Here’s how a trademark lawyer can help you with your trademark application: An experienced lawyer can answer all your questions about trademarks, trademark laws, and other intellectual properties. A trademark lawyer can help you in all trademark matters that require a trademark, slogan, logo, or any other forms of intellectual property protection. Others intellectual property legal advice registered trademark trademark trademark attorney trademark law

A Blogger’s Guide To Trademarks And Copyrights

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Below are some guide in navigating the world of intellectual property, trademark, and copyright. Intellectual Property. So save yourself a future headache and register your intellectual property today. Alright, so you’re a blogger.

What All New Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Trademarks

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Entrepreneurs need to learn how to register a trademark , as well as other dos and don’ts surrounding the protection of their precious intellectual property. The major benefit of doing this is the fact that it will stop other people or companies from using your all-important intellectual property. Others intellectual property intellectual property rights trademark trademark law

3 Ways To Protect Corporate Business Assets

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Not only do enterprise-level businesses need to protect their intellectual property, but they must also protect physical assets. Register Intellectual Property. Others business assets business security intellectual property