Category: Intellectual Property

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 […]

Three Types of Patents for Small Business Owners

Three Types of Patents for Small Business Owners

Intellectual property (IP) is one of the most important things that a small business owner needs to protect in order to stay competitive in the modern business world. How can patents help you? We’re going to look at three types of patents that can keep your competition from offering the same product or service as […]

Avoid Infringing on Copyright of Digital Content

Avoid Infringing on Copyright of Digital Content

You know that you can’t use a competitor’s trademarks or infringe on their patents or copyrights. However, the digital age has brought about a shift in thought. Some business people seem to forget that copyrights apply to digital content. Here are three common online practices that amount to stealing someone else’s intellectual property (IP). Not […]

Primary Considerations When Your Intellectual Property Gets Leaked

Primary Considerations When Your Intellectual Property Gets Leaked

Your brand’s trade secrets are the competitive advantage that you need when it comes to doing business in a world of corporate mega-giants. So what should you know if a disgruntled employee shares your IP with a competitor? This is what employment contracts are for – If you had a good employment contract, you can […]

How to Incorporate Your Business in California

How to Incorporate Your Business in California

You may be interested in the tax benefits of incorporating your small business in California, but perhaps the task seems too daunting. Here is a quick checklist to help you get the protection of forming your new business as a corporate entity. Come up with a name – Use the California Secretary of State website […]

How to Protect Your Small Business with Employee Contracts

How to Protect Your Small Business with Employee Contracts

If you operate a small business, you may still need a few employees so that you are not working 100% of the time. How can an employment contract protect your business? Here are a few ways: Protect you from a lawsuit – Outlining the terms of work, payment, and termination will help to protect you […]