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Startup Intellectual property – Protection and Infringement

What is intellectual property?

Intellectual property is any creation by a human mind, which has financial and commercial benefits, and of course, which comes with copyrights. Some of the typically known examples of intellectual property are- music, designs, scripts, other discoveries, and lots more. It has become a very common trend in today’s commercial world.

Having an intellectual property has multiple profits and returns, especially if you own a start-up, or are a part of one. But ever wondered why and more importantly, how can you secure your intellectual property? Well, find out with these few easy to implement tips-

Why should we protect our intellectual property?

Two simple reasons- One, you own your ideas. You should keep them safe. And second, protecting your ideas or the IP is essential for the business growth.

How can we secure our intellectual property?

Start with basics. It’s quite reasonable to be possessive about your innovation or product, or as the IP experts say – your patent, but all that you need to do is to market it right. Starting with ‘Google patents’ is probably the safest way. Find more one https://patents.google.com/.

Research– Study, do your homework, keep yourself updated. Get it all sorted out. Before making any heavy investments, be sure to create that awareness on everything that is important when it comes to securing your intellectual property. Fundamentals of trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights are some of the typical examples.

Show urgency– Speed up and get all the necessary documentation done. It is a long, exhausting process. Look for the right person. Find the right attorney. You may be a real hater of plagiarism, but you don’t want others to steal your creativity.

Set the fundamentals straight, before you take that leap of showcasing your intellectual property.

For more information or assistance on registering your trademark write to us at info@znationlab.com

Anup Mehta

Co-founder ZNationLab