Tag Archives: IP

Data Privacy Issues For Emerging Businesses

data privacy issues for emerging businessesStart-ups and emerging businesses need a detailed privacy policy and data privacy plan in place from the outset. 

Data Privacy Issues

Basics: Data privacy is the relationship between the collection and dissemination of data, along with the determination of …

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Copyrights For Start-Ups And Emerging Businesses

intellectual property that is copyright protected is marked with a symbolA copyright owner has the exclusive right to reproduce copies of the work, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform the work, and display the work.

Copyright Basics: A copyright is a form of protection provided for “original works of authorship” …

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Trade Secrets For Start-Ups And Emerging Businesses

Trade secrets are an important and valuable component of a company’s intellectual property. Therefore, every effort should be made to identify, maintain, and protect trade secrets.

Trade Secret Basics: A trade secret is “information”, not generally known to the public, …

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Increase the Value of Your Business by Protecting Your Competitive Edge – Part 2

As I stated in the first post of this series, in business, imitation is NOT the sincerest or highest form of flattery; it is someone stealing from you!! Have you found a unique way to solve a problem or improve …

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Legal Tools Can Increase the Value of Your Business by Protecting Your Competitive Edge – Part 1

A trademark must be more than merely descriptive.

Trademarks are the legal tool to protect your brand, and thus your customer recognition and goodwill.

If you are successful in business, it is inevitable that someone is going to copy you. In business, imitation is NOT the sincerest or …

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SMART Patent Applications

Can filing a patent application be a SMART goal in 2017?

Yes, it can. Filing a patent application is a Specific action that is Measurable; you get a formal filing receipt indicating that your application fulfilled all the …

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Website Managers: Learn How to Avoid Trademark Bullies and Copyright Trolls

Building and maintaining a website to market a business, to promote a cause or to just blog an opinion is fraught with intellectual property (IP) issues. Protecting the content and branding on the website is one concern; making sure you …

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A Descriptive Mark? Cornering the Market or Just Bad Branding?

by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

A trademark must be more than merely descriptive.If you own a business, you probably understand how important branding is for the success of your company. Although branding, originally, was a way to tell one person’s cattle from another, nowadays, a brand refers to …

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IP Strategies Protect Your Assets And Minimize Your Risk

by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.
Intellectual Property Word Cloud

I work with businesses and individuals to maximize protection of their own intellectual property, and to minimize risk with regards to others’ intellectual property. Intellectual Property refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic …

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