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Intellectual property or IP is perhaps one of the most important components of any startup’s business. There are some founders who do not give IP the attention it deserves, while some defend theirs in a manner which makes it counter-productive. As an intangible asset, its value is often based on fairly subjective criteria and, therefore, […]
28 May 2015
Startups prefer to tackle problems when they arise, frequently postponing or underestimating legal requirements. It works out just fine most of the time, but it can really sting when it doesn’t. The future of a startup is so uncertain that legal compliances and other requirements can seem too decisive to bother with. What’s a founders’ […]
26 May 2015
Last week one of my clients said that he wanted to create a business with a brand name, which was unique and had not been used by anyone. And, for creating the business brand he wanted to establish his own legal entity. He assumed that this would be sufficient to protect the rights of his […]
15 May 2015
A trademark identifies your business and links it to your quality, credibility, experience, goodwill, and reputation, etc. It is an essential asset to your business if it is used, protected and enforced in the right way. But if the right steps are not taken, a trademark may bounce back negatively towards your business. It may […]
18 Nov 2014
If you are sitting there coding your face off or launching a new service or sometimes even if you are just messing around (I said sometimes), you are creating Intellectual Property rights that belong to you. If you have developed something unique, be it a product or a technology or a brand, you need to consider the appropriate […]
16 Jul 2014
A patent essentially relates to inventions in the field of science and technology. A patent is a set of exclusive legal rights granted by a state (national government) to the inventor or his assignee for a limited period of time until that invention can be made publicly known. A patent is a monopoly of sorts which allows a patent owner to carve his own niche in the marketplace by defining their 'new' territory.
19 Apr 2013