The Top 5 Intellectual Property Mistakes

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Your name or product name, branding, and customer lists are all valuable IP assets and need protection. And, if you are working with anyone on your business or idea, having work-for-hire and employment agreements will ensure the work done for the company is owned by the company.

The Ultimate Inventor’s Guide to Inventing Things

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Coming up with an idea or inventing a product is a process that takes commitment, dedication, and self-belief. Ultimately, inventing a product or coming up with an idea means one thing: solving a problem, whether it’s your own or someone else’s. The non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

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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. This is often referred to in the creative community as a “ work-for-hire agreement.”.