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Patents protect inventors and may enrich companies--but the application and registration process may be long and costly. Here are the statutory requirements, plus the basics of an effective patent protection program.
Trademark protection may help a growing company establish, maintain and expand market share. This column, first of a series of three, explains how to meet the criteria for eligible words and symbols when you choose a trademark for your product or company.
Here's how to constitute and file an application to register your trademark. This column, second in a series, also lists the benefits of getting your mark onto either the Principal or the Supplemental Register, or both.
Once your trademark is registered, you'll need an active program to protect its use and ensure compliance. Detailed guidelines, monitoring and taking action against infringers can help.
Design elements that build brand awareness for your business constitute its "trade dress" and can be protected by federal and state trademark laws. Learn how to enhance trade-dress protection and defend against infringement by competitors.
Balance sheets of many emerging companies show that their intellectual property is their most valuable asset. For that reason, owners and managers must focus their energies and resources on its development and protection.
Creativity is the emotional lifeblood of entrepreneurship. Without creativity, thousands of companies would not have been launched. However, it is an element of entrepreneurial life that isn't easy to safeguard under the law.
If met thoughtfully and thoroughly, challenges faced by entrepreneurial companies in the life sciences can be turned into opportunities for significant economic gain and a lasting contribution to mankind.
Entrepreneurs going abroad for sales can protect their IP through an international protocol called the Madrid System. This system allows entrepreneurs to eliminate the need to file separate patent protection applications in each country where trademark protection is required and where they wish to conduct business.
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