Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know


Unless you have baked in the proper IP protection, it’s far too easy for a great idea to be replicated and for you to be out of the game before even getting started. The following are four classes of protected IP: trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.

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28 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Whatever the inspiration or relation may be, the naming of your business is one of the most important parts of becoming a CEO. My company name is 3 Leaf Tea. We had a few criteria for the name. or My Name LLC.

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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. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. Here are the key elements: Company name. Internet domain name. This name (www.

Protect The Internet

Feld Thoughts

The bills – like many in Congress – are misleadingly named. The Senate bill is called the Protect IP Act. Politics dmca e-parasites internet protect ip

Intellectual Property 101

Up and Running

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. It is difficult to be in a business situation completely devoid of IP worth identifying and protecting.

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. The basic purpose of the business domain name is to allow visitors such as customers, vendors, and others, to identify your site on the World Wide Web. Domain Name Registration Considerations.

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Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World


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. I’d like to take a step back and discuss the significance of IP as a component of the overall value that founders intend to create as they grow the company. How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ?

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. The prioritization of these qualities is highly subjective and specific to the project/product being named. Given that so many good domain names are already registered, it will be difficult to achieve all of these without buying a domain name.

8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. Here are the key elements: Company name. Internet domain name. This name (www.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups


So you’ve chosen a name for your startup, product, or both. 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. Every person who has touched the new business in any way has a potential claim to related IP rights.

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. _. That changed when I joined the board of a startup, and we sued Microsoft and Sony on the same day for patent infringement – and won $120 million. 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.

Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup

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3 Simple Steps to Avoiding IP Disputes

Inc Startups

An entrepreneur starts a business, with the perfect name, brand, and domain. Always conduct a trademark clearance search before you start using a brand name. An entrepreneur shares some tips for securing your brand. It happens all the time.

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. The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. But there’s much confusion and misinformation about typefaces, fonts and the law.

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. Once you are in, change the A record for your domain to the suggestion IP from

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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. Even if you simply decide to launch a crowdfunding campaign, you’re exposing your IP to risk. What IP do you have?

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

VC Cafe

Allot is a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenuegeneration solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, Allot Service Gateway solutions for mobile broadband are compliant with 3G.4G/LTE and WiMax networks and provide full cell awareness.

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

David Teten

I’m excited about the program below on “Investing in Intellectual Capital: Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets” Click here to make a reservation.

3 Steps to Protecting Intellectual Property

Inc Startups

How do you keep your IP safe from view. Many start-up owners are concerned with the intellectual property (IP) of their company, and they should be. IP is a valuable asset that needs to be protected, insured, and, sometimes, even risked.

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). In fact, 100 percent of businesses have IP. Your email list, logo, sales process, and even your website domain are parts of your 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. Internet User Defined. In their press call last week, Google obfuscated the various definitions of a user in online terms.

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

Up and Running

In the simplest terms, intellectual property (IP) pertains to things you create with your mind; not the ideas themselves, but the expression of the ideas in some form. There are four common types of IP: . The name of the copyright owner.

4 Deadly Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

Scott Edward Walker

IP Ownership. There are three deadly mistakes that relate to intellectual property (IP) ownership, all of which usually surface when the investors conduct their due-diligence investigation: 1. Any IP created or acquired by a founder (e.g., code, logo, domain name, etc.)

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

Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. Here are the key elements: Company name. Internet domain name. This name (www.

What Businesses Need To Know In The Wake Of The Equifax Breach


And the Equifax breach is likely to exacerbate this trend, potentially flooding the dark web with names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and other personal information that fraudsters can leverage to gain access to a legitimate user’s account. by Jason Tan, CEO of Sift Science.

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. This also happens out of “startup weekends” where it’s unclear who contributed to the IP and where many people don’t continue with the idea beyond the first 30 days. *. Lawsuits.

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. Don’t forget all of your social media profiles, and the legal names of the LLC’s you’ve set up. Do your homework on picking a name.

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. 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.

Top Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make


Finally, completely understand who owns what as the relationship persists, especially in the case of intellectual property (IP). Not Protecting IP Ownership. Some entrepreneurs make the mistake of creating IP for their new venture while they are still employed by another company.

A Look At The Benefits Of Using A VPN

The Startup Magazine

In other words, marketing company representatives with an aggressive approach, government officials and curious people can all find your name and location with relative ease. In other words, your own IP address and personal details are not disclosed. What is VPN?

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). I had to use a few addresses to fetch all the data over the weekend (tip that came in handy: some mobile carriers refresh your IP every time you go in and out of airplane mode).

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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.)? Is your home IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of remote employees filtered out?

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

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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. I’m excited that Intel has decided to join us at IP Commerce. Welcome to the team guys and congratulations to IP Commerce for successfully completing this financing.

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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. PIPA and SOPA, as some say : This is the worst piece of Internet legislation in history. (It’s)

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.

30 Machine Intelligence Startups to Watch in Israel

VC Cafe

This is done by enriching transaction data points such as name, email address, and billing and shipping address with around 2,000 extra data points, such as an IP latency check to measure the real distance from the user, IP connection type, distance between key strokes, and email name match.

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. Founder fighting, IP lawsuits, high-profile resignations, trouble fund raising, bad product release, 409a complications, community is rebelling against the CEO: You.

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 However, I don't like that solution because if Posterous changes its IP address then everything breaks. Name:

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