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Is Intellectual Property in Your Business Plan?

Is Intellectual Property in Your Business Plan?

In today’s IP centric economy, your business plan must include a strategic focus on protecting, managing and leveraging your intellectual property to build your business value and sustain your competitive advantage.

July 29, 20140 Comments
IP- The Next Big Property Boom in Las Vegas

IP- The Next Big Property Boom in Las Vegas

Looking for the next big intellectual property licensing opportunity? It just might be in the town of fast money, where there is a new opportunity that’s ready to explode. Intellectual Property. Online gaming is creating a new market. Nevada was the first state in the nation to legalize Internet gambling, and expects to keep up […]

July 22, 20140 Comments
Patent Your IP or Keep it a Trade Secret

Patent Your IP or Keep it a Trade Secret

You invented something novel? Great! Without intellectual property legal protections, your invention has little economic value. The good news is there are many sources of protection available, including patent law, trademarks and trade dress law, copyright law, trade secrets law, misappropriation law, confidentiality law and non-disclosure agreements.

July 15, 20140 Comments

Copyrights

Leveraging IP: Celebrity Chef Branded Foods

Leveraging IP: Celebrity Chef Branded Foods

  The Celebrity Chef branded food market is growing.   It was the introduction of Food Network in 1993 that jump started the celebrity chef sensation.  This coincided with Wolfgang Puck becoming the first modern-day celebrity chef. With the surge in popularity of celebrity chefs and cooking shows, food and beverage brands continue to be among […]

June 25, 20130 Comments
Open Source Licensing

Open Source Licensing

Creative Commons licensing enables copyright holders to grant some of their rights to the public while retaining others through a variety of licensing and contract schemes, including dedication to the public domain or open content licensing terms. With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided […]

April 10, 20130 Comments
Why Register a Copyright?

Why Register a Copyright?

Unlike patents and trademarks, it is not necessary to register your copyrighted work to be protected by a copyright. However there are several reasons why an author may wish to formally register his or her work with the U.S. Copyright Office, especially if the creator winds up in court to enforce a copyright: Place a […]

December 27, 20120 Comments

Trademarks

What Does Your Trademark Sound Like?

What Does Your Trademark Sound Like?

Most of us are aware that you can trademark a slogan, a logo, and a name, but did you know that it is also possible to trademark a sound? While it is still more difficult to protect a sound as a trademark, sounds have been increasingly used as trademarks in the marketplace.

June 3, 20140 Comments
Store Designs – A Valuable Retail IP

Store Designs – A Valuable Retail IP

Retailing success is a confluence of real estate, operations and product. However many retail store owners (and building and home designers) often overlook one of their most valuable assets – intellectual property.

April 3, 20140 Comments
Leveraging IP: What Color is Your Trademark

Leveraging IP: What Color is Your Trademark

A color trademark is a non-conventional trademark where at least one color is used to identify the brand. To qualify as a trademark, the color must be distinctive or have established a secondary meaning (to the consumer). Many brands have sets of colors trademarked for protection against other brands in the same market. For instance, […]

February 13, 20140 Comments

Trade Secrets

Is Intellectual Property in Your Business Plan?

Is Intellectual Property in Your Business Plan?

In today’s IP centric economy, your business plan must include a strategic focus on protecting, managing and leveraging your intellectual property to build your business value and sustain your competitive advantage.

July 29, 20140 Comments
Patent Your IP or Keep it a Trade Secret

Patent Your IP or Keep it a Trade Secret

You invented something novel? Great! Without intellectual property legal protections, your invention has little economic value. The good news is there are many sources of protection available, including patent law, trademarks and trade dress law, copyright law, trade secrets law, misappropriation law, confidentiality law and non-disclosure agreements.

July 15, 20140 Comments
Trade Secrets – An IP That Can Last Forever

Trade Secrets – An IP That Can Last Forever

Trade secret law is the oldest form of IP protection. Trade secrets are most often in the form of inventions, know-how, and show-how information that gives you a competitive advantage. Examples of types of trade secrets include formulas, recipes, software, business processes, databases, customer lists and proprietary information. Anything that takes time, money, or effort to develop and that you don’t want your competitors to know.

May 8, 20140 Comments

Patents

Patent Your IP or Keep it a Trade Secret

Patent Your IP or Keep it a Trade Secret

You invented something novel? Great! Without intellectual property legal protections, your invention has little economic value. The good news is there are many sources of protection available, including patent law, trademarks and trade dress law, copyright law, trade secrets law, misappropriation law, confidentiality law and non-disclosure agreements.

July 15, 20140 Comments
Licensing4Profits April Newsletter – 5 Key Parts of a Patent Document; Licensing Mobile Apps

Licensing4Profits April Newsletter – 5 Key Parts of a Patent Document; Licensing Mobile Apps

Welcome to the April issue of the Licensing 4 Profits newsletter. Understanding how to read a patent document can help you quickly research the technical, legal and commercial information about the patent. Learn about the five key parts of a patent document in this month’s Strategy Session article.

April 14, 20140 Comments
Report: Patents On Water Technology On The Rise

Report: Patents On Water Technology On The Rise

Intellectual Property Watch A new private-sector report shows that after a downturn, patents on a range of technologies for water are back on the rise as companies are busy innovating around a basic human need and resource. The summary of the 2013 patent landscape report (covering 2010-2012) from law firm Foley & Lardner is available […]

January 4, 20140 Comments

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