When you are starting up your own company, you need to take steps to make sure that your intellectual property is secure. Without knowledge of trademarks and intellectual property, you could be sued and have your ideas stolen before you know it. Each of the six steps below are going to protect all the ideas that flow out of your company.
When you place the copyright symbol on a document, you are automatically making it obvious to others that it is illegal for them copy it. However, you need to date the copyright to make sure that you can prove your case if you must make a claim. Simply putting a copyright symbol on your photos or website is only one step to protecting your company. While registering for copyright isn’t always necessary, it will protect you in lawsuits.
– Start-up Basics: What You Need to Know About Trademarks and Intellectual Property (Small Biz Daily)
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