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Practical Ways for Entrepreneurs to Protect Their Intellectual Property in Coworking Spaces

As coworking spaces grow in popularity, entrepreneurs may be placing their intellectual property in jeopardy. While many coworking spaces emphasize the synergy that stems from the free flow of ideas among tenants (both symbolized and facilitated by the absence of physical barriers between working areas), entrepreneurs should be aware of the risks inherent to such...
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Developing a New Product? Get an Outsider’s Opinion First

Startups and entrepreneurs creating innovative technologies are understandably protective of their processes and soon-to-be-released products. Giving away their competitive advantage would have devastating effects on their business. This secretive nature can result in a very guarded culture in which insiders are the only ones trusted to discuss the details of their company. These beliefs, although...
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Intellectual Property Considerations for Your Startup

Starting your own business is a new and exciting challenge that can be rewarding, but overwhelming. From the beginning, it’s important to consider the intellectual property associated with your business and ensure its protection and availability for use. There’s nothing worse than building a business and a brand around a name, later to find out...
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7 Common Non-Disclosure Contract Mistakes Startups Make

Of the many contracts that startups draft and execute, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are among the most common. Protecting intellectual property is a key concern, and thus, startups want to legally prevent employees, vendors and investors from disclosing information about the company to others — in particular, the competition. Despite the importance of these agreements, many...
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4 Legal Documents Startups Should Not Ignore

If you are a startup or small business, the number of tasks you are juggling at any given time can be daunting. Whether it is trying to land your next big customer, improving your website, building relationships with vendors or securing top talent, the list goes on and on. It’s for this reason that many times...
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Trademark Infringement: Case Studies and How to Avoid It

Take three restaurants, add the spice of strangely similar menus and a garnish of accusations. The end result? A piping hot federal lawsuit. Recent cases of trademark infringement and trade secret misappropriation serve as a reminder to small business owners to invest in protecting their trademarks, trade secrets and brand equity. According to the American...