Once you’ve come up with a great idea for a product or service, it’s important to find ways to protect your invention. Not only do you want to make sure people know that it was you who invented the product, but you also want to prevent anyone else from copying your idea and profiting off of your ingenuity, cutting you out of the fruits of your labor.
Whether you are thinking about starting a business, in the process of launching one, or are a seasoned SMB veteran, one item that should always be on the top of your to-do list is SECURITY. Cyber security should be a priority for any small business because, by the time a breach is discovered, it’s already too late.
Employees are often trusted with confidential and sensitive material while under your employment. But what happens when they are no longer working for the company, or have left for a competitor, taking all that valuable information with them?
Your ideas can be as valuable to you as your physical property and protecting them should be something every business owner, inventor, or entrepreneur takes into consideration. Before you pitch your idea, there are some things to keep in mind about protecting your creativity.
It’s been our experience that, for the most part, timeliness is second only to price for many of our customers. And interestingly enough, customers tend to be concerned mostly with how long it takes to file for one of three things: DBA ‘Doing Business As’ names, copyrights, and trademarks.
What happens if you’re trying to do business on a national or global level? One thing is certain. You’re going to have intellectual property issues to deal with. And you may not even realize that these issues exist. Here are a few things to think about in determining whether you need outside help.
When you’ve taken the time and effort to develop a unique product or service, you will want to protect your intellectual property so that other companies are not able to make money off of your ideas. There are a variety of forms of protection for intellectual property that you can get in the United States, and it’s important for you to know the differences between them and what you need to do to apply for these protections for your business.
There are many reasons why a business may want a DBA. For sole proprietors and partnerships, the legal name of their business is their personal name. For those who do not want to use their personal name as their business name, a DBA may be of some value.
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