Category: Intellectual Property

3 Ways Employee Contracts Help Secure Your Small Business 1

3 Ways Employee Contracts Help Secure Your Small Business

Having an employee contract can make a significant difference for small business owners who find themselves in a bad situation. While you always hope a new employee is going to work out, that’s just not the way things always play out. Here are three times that an employee contract could save your company from a […]

Three Tips to Help Keep Your Small Business Out of Court 1

Three Tips to Help Keep Your Small Business Out of Court

Something that is often floating around at the back of the mind of a small business owner is, what if I get sued? While the fact of the matter is that forming your business as a corporation rather than a sole proprietorship would protect your personal assets, you still don’t want to go through this […]

Three Reasons Your New Startup Needs a Business Attorney (1)

Three Reasons Your New Startup Needs a Business Attorney

Every small business owner or the founder of a new startup should want a business attorney in their corner. Why is this the case? Here are three things that a small business attorney can do for you. Business formations – You know that there are tax advantages to forming a corporation rather than a sole […]

How to Acquire a Patent for Your Business Process or Invention

How to Acquire a Patent for Your Business Process or Invention

Everything from your business practices to proprietary software can be patented to give your company a competitive advantage. This is particularly important if you are running a small business that has to compete with global corporations. Here are a few tips to help you acquire the patent you need. Check the requirements – Not everything […]

Why Protecting Your Digital Intellectual Property Is Critical

Why Protecting Your Digital Intellectual Property Is Critical

Intellectual property includes more than just printed materials. According to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), content that is posted online is also considered published and protected. So why is your company’s digital intellectual property at risk, and what can you do to add another layer of protection for your business? Why Digital Intellectual Property […]

How to Keep an Employee from Taking Trade Secrets When They Move On

How to Keep an Employee from Taking Trade Secrets When They Move On

Whether you had to fire an unruly employee or they left for a more prestigious position in a major corporation, you need to protect your small business. Your Intellectual Property represents your competitive edge. That means you have to think about protecting your business before you even hire your first employee. Here are two ways […]

Don’t Fall for These Myths About Intellectual Property (IP)

Don’t Fall for These Myths About Intellectual Property (IP)

For a small business owner, intellectual property can be very important to maintaining a competitive edge. However, it can be difficult to control your IP if you are unsure about how it works. Here are a few misconceptions that people have about intellectual property so that you are not fooled. Misconception 1: Patents Are Valid […]

How to Hire the Right Business Attorney

How to Hire the Right Business Attorney

When you run your own small business, one of the people you have to rely on is a small business attorney to help you navigate confusing business laws, business formations, intellectual property protection, contracts and agreements, and the like. Here are a few tips to help you hire the right small business attorney the first […]

Three Ways to Protect Your Images as a Photographer

Three Ways to Protect Your Images as a Photographer

When it comes to the protection of intellectual property, there is no career where this is more important than being a professional photographer. You don’t want people to be able to use your photos without your permission. So how can you make sure that you get paid, especially when you often have to post images […]