Tag Archives: IP

5 Tips — Protecting The Photographer’s Copyrights Online

Photographers Are Especially Vulnerable To Theft Of Their Work

Unfortunately, artists of all types have their work wrongfully copied and used without their consent on a regular basis, and in this age of Internet and Instagram, photographers can be especially …

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Intellectual Property Goals For 2020

Do You Have 2020 IP Vision?

If you own a business, you use intellectual property (IP), whether it is your own or someone else’s. Your 2020 IP goals should include: 1) determine what IP you own and how/if you are …

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Data Privacy Issues For Emerging Businesses

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

computer screen shows data that can be compromised leading to data privacy issues for emerging businessesData Privacy Issues

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

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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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