Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is a valuable asset that you need to protect. You may be an inventor who has developed a new product or invented new processes and ways of doing things, or an entrepreneur who needs to trademark or copyright your property. Protecting your intellectual property also means that you protect your business name — and all the hard work you’ve put into in building its brand.

It is important to protect your intellectual property. It is heartbreaking to find that the idea you’ve worked so hard to conceptualize and develop is stolen by other people and companies. The process of protecting your intellectual property, whether through patents, trademarks or copyrights, take time and money.

Read our articles and tips on how to protect your intellectual property rights.

Business Websites and Copyright

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Business Websites and Copyright

Some websites are held responsible for illegally utilizing images. Learn how to find and use images that will not put you in violation of copyright law.

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Who Owns the Copyright of Work Created by a Contractor?

February 2, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Who Owns the Copyright of Work Created by a Contractor?

Copyright laws become confusing when the work is created by an independent contractor. Learn how the law defines copyright ownership contractor work.

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How to Protect Your Business Ideas

March 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
How to Protect Your Business Ideas

You need to consider the protection of your intellectual property when starting your business. Learn how to protect your business ideas and inventions.

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Understanding “Owned and Controlled” Licenses

November 2, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Understanding “Owned and Controlled” Licenses

The integration of which I write is when one company purchases another company, in whole or in part, and the second company is in the business of exploiting some or all of the rights owned by the first company.

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How Intellectual Property Affects Your Business

July 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
How Intellectual Property Affects Your Business

You may not realize it, but you deal with intellectual property (IP) every day. If you own a website, that website is your intellectual property. The way you deal with IP yours and others can directly impact the success of your business.

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12 Steps to Filing a U.S. Patent Application

June 24, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
12 Steps to Filing a U.S. Patent Application

If you are looking to apply for a patent, learn the process a legal counsel typically goes through as well as estimated costs of each process. Here are the steps when filing a patent application

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Protect Your Business with Trademarks and Copyrights

June 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Protect Your Business with Trademarks and Copyrights

If you don’t want your competitors to be able to take what you’ve done and exploit it, take steps to protect your business with trademarks and copyrights.

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Allowing Other People to Use the Name of your Company as their Own

February 19, 2007 | By | Reply More
Allowing Other People to Use the Name of your Company as their Own

My husband owns a corporation and would like to add two men into his corporation. He doesn’t want them to profit from his business, but he wants them to be able to work under his name and license, he is a Drywall Finisher and Painter. How would he do this and how much would it cost?

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Understanding Trademarks & Protecting Business Names (Part 2)

January 10, 2007 | By | Reply More
Understanding Trademarks & Protecting Business Names (Part 2)

The business name is the most important intellectual property asset, yet many small and home-based entrepreneurs fail to take steps to protect their business names. Understand trademarks and how you can protect your business name.

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Understanding Trademarks & Protecting Business Names

January 10, 2007 | By | Reply More
Understanding Trademarks & Protecting Business Names

The business name is the most important intellectual property asset, yet many small and home-based entrepreneurs fail to take steps to protect their business names. Understand trademarks and how you can protect your business name.

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How to Get Your Consumer Invention to Market

January 19, 2006 | By | Reply More
How to Get Your Consumer Invention to Market

So you have an idea for an invention? What do you do now? The most successful hair accessory in history, the TopsyTail, made 100 million dollars. This did not happen by miracle or chance. The key was a well-conceived and executed plan. Learn how to get your consumer invention to market.

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How to Incorporate With Same Company Name in Another State

November 30, 2005 | By | 1 Reply More
How to Incorporate With Same Company Name in Another State

Can I get to incorporate or form a corporation using my company name in another state if someone else in that state has the same company name?

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