A Startup’s First Steps: What’s In A Name?


You don’t know what the trademark registry doesn’t tell you – i.e., even if you diligently search the TESS database, it won’t reveal that company in Tajikistan that started selling an Android app six months ago under the exact same name you want to use for a similar iPhone app that hasn’t launched yet – which may not ever register the TM in the US, but may have common-law rights to the name.

Doing Business in the Hardest Spots on Earth

Inc Startups

Planes don’t leave often from Kabul to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, and the transport seems correspondingly ad hoc. The implication: Tajikistan is a country on the move, but Western aid is not powering that progress.

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Reid Hoffman Wants You to Invest His Money

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Then I remembered that men in the Middle East and Asia tend to have the slowest funded loans, so I made a loan to Safarali , a Tajikistan cattle breeder with a wife and six kids.

Roya Mahboob: Bringing Freedom to Afghanistan's Entrepreneurs

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Members are based in many developing countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

What Works in Silicon Valley Doesn’t Work Everywhere – And What You Can Do About It

Kevin Dewalt

I’ve talked to entrepreneurs from SOMA, San Francisco to Iran to Tajikistan and just about everywhere between. The Lean Startup Conference hosted an amazing webinar today called Beyond Silicon Valley: Applying Lean Startup Around the Globe.

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