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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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Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

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

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

Up and Running

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.

Registering A Domain Name For Your Business


Even if you don’t plan to use a website for business, it’s wise to register a domain name. Your domain name is different from its IP address.

3 Simple Steps to Avoiding IP Disputes

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An entrepreneur starts a business, with the perfect name, brand, and domain. An entrepreneur shares some tips for securing your brand.

Name A Startup

Name A Startup. Name A Startup. I’m often in the process of naming a startup. Here’s what I found: 1) Qualities of a good name. The following is a list of qualities of a good name for your startup. Engage an IP lawyer for more thorough analysis). 2) Name types. 3) Approaches to naming.

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?

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. _. A few caveats, this post is not legal advice, it’s not even advice, and it deals with law in the United States. Outside the U.S. 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. In the Internet era, trademarks and domain names are closely interrelated, and both can be or become extremely valuable.

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. We talked to bloggers, social media gurus, linguists and naming experts (yes, they exist!) to get the scoop on finding a name that will work on the web. He invented the name Kodak.

Setting up a custom short domain name

Eric Friedman

The process was simple; purchase your own short domain name and connect it to a short link service. advanced settings tab. Eric Friedman

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The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

crowdSPRING Blog

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

Up and Running

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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

Up and Running

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.

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

VC Cafe

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

Up and Running

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

4 Deadly Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

IP Ownership. and the employee handbook to determine if there are any provisions that may give the prior employer rights to your startup’s IP.

Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified


I’ve attended many IP seminars and conferences conducted specifically for businesses and they are generally always about Patents. 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

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

Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!

Feld Thoughts

If you are a entrepreneur in Colorado who is working on something related to the Internet, please consider signing the following letter to Senator Udall and Senator Bennet opposing the Protect IP (PIPA) Act. I’ve tried to make this letter substantive around the issues so the Senators understand the fundamental issues with the bills.

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).

Shifting Your Mindset for Business Success

Duct Tape Marketing

Named by Inc. The first 100 listeners will receive a FREE IP phone for every line (each an $85 value)! Named by Inc. Gerber.

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

Diego Basch

Twitter limits API requests from a given IP address to 150 per hour (in practice sometimes less). The Tweets and the Tweet-nots. Usernames.

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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.

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. I 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.

The Importance Of A Local SEO Strategy


The sum of referring IPs. by Amir Noghani, General Manager at GWM SEO Agency. Google’s main consistency is that it’s constantly changing.

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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

I 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. Crisp is better for it. On and up!

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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. What gives?

30 Machine Intelligence Startups to Watch in Israel

VC Cafe

Deep Instinct was named “Cool Vendor in 2016” by the Gartner Research Group. Some examples: AI will be the new mobile. source).

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

Both Sides of the Table

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. Ah, well. Morrill said. Bingo. Alas.

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.