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Why all startups must have intellectual property protection

Your fledgling business is just taking off, but things already look promising. You have the drive, innovation and commitment to be an entrepreneur, and you are confident about your business’s prospects.

These traits are crucial to every entrepreneur, but there is one other crucial aspect that your startup must have to succeed: intellectual property protection.

Why is intellectual property protection crucial?

Startups tend to use creative solutions and business models to target a gap in the marketplace. Often, this involves creating a brand-new idea, product, or service. These are all forms of intellectual property (IP). Any startup that relies on intellectual property to stand out from competitors and remain successful should take the legal steps to protect it.

Unfortunately, some companies focus so intensely on developing their product or service that they neglect to take the legal steps to secure their intellectual property. In the competitive world of startups, many competitors would pounce on any intellectual property that does not have adequate protection.

Intellectual property infringement can also be inadvertent. Another startup may have a similar idea to yours. However, if you have filed for protection for your intellectual property, the other business cannot proceed with their idea. You may also be able to collect damages for infringing on your intellectual property.

All entrepreneurs should know their rights

When it comes to protecting intellectual property, entrepreneurs and startups have several options. The first is to use trademarks to protect names, words, and symbols. Additionally, they can copyright original works. Furthermore, they can seek a patent to protect their discoveries and inventions.

Because many entrepreneurs’ primary focus is their startup, they may not have the time to research intellectual property law. Many companies such as Wang IP Law Group, P.C., to safeguard their intellectual property. That way, startups can move forward without worrying about other companies infringing upon or stealing their ideas.

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