How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

Entrepreneur: How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

From registering your business name, to registering with the patent office to defending your registered rights, this article provides a short course on everything to do with property rights, including copyrights, trademarks and patents.

“Paul Allen’s recent patent infringement suit against Facebook, Google and other tech giants has fueled discussions from boardrooms to coffee shops. What needs to be protected, how can you put protections in place, and how do you defend intellectual property once registrations, patents, trademarks and copyrights are filed? Here’s a primer on what every business owner should know.

Registering a Business Name
Depending on whether a business goes by the legal name of its owner (John Smith Plumbing) or an assumed name (A-Team Plumbing), and depending on its location and business structure (sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation), the path into local and state government databases of registered business names varies. The website provides forms and instructions for this necessary step toward protecting your business name.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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