Trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents are all common types of intellectual property. Intellectual property or IP refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. The business world is highly competitive, and it pays to stake claim to and protect your IP. This is ESPECIALLY important in the realm of startups!! New businesses start and fail everyday, so its very important to protect the winning ideas and brand that you have worked hard to create. This article contains basic advice on the steps a startup should take to protect its trademark IP.
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