How To Protect Your Business With Intellectual Property Rights

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There’s nothing more soul destroying than after years of hard work, seeing your idea, products and services being copied and sold by competitors. 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.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups

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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. One common mistake is to equate “IP” with “code” or other technical contributions.

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