essential ip advice for small businesses

Essential IP Advice For Small Businesses

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Essential IP Advice For Small Businesses Back in 2014, a commentator for Forbes highlighted that more than 80% of a business’ value is derived from intangibles. That means that the vast majority of a company’s value is derived from its intellectual property (IP). IP is any form of creation/innovation, artistic or technical, that an individual and/or business produces. It covers …

When is the right time to trademark a business name?

When Is The Right Time To Trademark A Business Name?

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Intellectual property theft is always a problem in the business and startup world. It pays to be prudent and make sure that your intellectual property is protected. One of the most important pieces of intellectual property you have is your business name. A business name is not just a name for the sake of having a name. A business name …

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4 Steps You Must Take To Avoid Having Your Trademark Stolen By A Big Corporation

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We’ve been saying for a long time that startups and small businesses need to take intellectual property seriously. Recently we were reminded of a story from 2013, about a young man named Turner Barr who had his trademark stolen by a big corporation. The thing that struck us about this story is how easily all of this could have been …

what happens to intellectual property created by an employee

What Happens To Intellectual Property Created By An Employee?

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Your company needs some help with its website; things aren’t going the way you intended in your first year as a startup and your initial site designer wasn’t up to snuff. So you bring in a freelancer, sign a quick agreement about hours, wages, and expectations, and turn them loose in your system to clean up the mess and get …

How To Protect Your IP Rights While Interviewing

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The job-interviewing process is as stressful as it is exciting, especially for the prospective employee in today’s highly competitive market. The stakes are high for the employer, too: The recruitment process is an expensive and time-consuming one, although even this pales in comparison to the cost, time, and effort involved in training an employee, helping them settle in, and eventually …

Nein! That’s Mine! Intellectual Property and Oktoberfest

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Intellectual Property (IP) is ‘mind product’, the result of your ideas and creative processes. Any creative wishing to capitalise on their inventions and ideas should take advantage of IP protection by applying for either a copyright or a patent.   IP can be divided into two areas: artistic/literary work and industrial product, both of which offer legal protection against others …

IP Law: How To Keep Your Trade Secrets A Secret

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Starting a business often requires discussing plans, ideas, and sharing intellectual property (IP) with investors, potential marketers, and even potential clients before the business is even officially off the ground. This can pose a dilemma for many who fear that their ideas will not be protected, but cannot get their ideas realised without the help of others. There are ways …