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How to Make Sure You’re Not Infringing on a Trademark

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Want to know if you're infringing on a trademark? It's all about conducting the right searches and knowing how infringement works. Learn about the process here.
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Is It Worth It to Get a Trademark?

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No matter what kind of business you're in, if you have a brand and a name to protect, getting a trademark should be a priority.
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The Basics of Nondisclosure Agreements

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Sometimes you have to share confidential information about your business with others, but when those occasions arise, you should do all you can to protect it...
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Entrepreneur Finds Customer Loyalty More Valuable Than Patent Protection

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“Consumers don’t care whether you have a patent or not,” says Elizabeth, noting that, if she had it to do over again, she would prioritize marketing over patents.
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How to Enforce a Non-Disclosure Agreement

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It's standard practice among companies to issue Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) requiring employees, contract workers, investors, customers, suppliers, licensors, franchisees or partners to keep confidential any business-related information they will have access to during their relationship with a company. In theory, an NDA offers security to a business that wants to prevent people from sharing its secrets with the world. In [...]
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How to File a Patent on Your Idea

It’s taken you years to invent the world’s next necessity; maybe you’ve created a unique product design, a game-changing technology feature, or even spliced together a never-before-seen plant genome. Either way, you’re ready to market your innovation and reap the benefits. But before you cash-in on your work, you must first file a patent. Patents [...]
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8 Steps for Registering a Trademark

One of the first steps when starting your business or building your brand is coming up with a business name, designing a logo and possibly even coming up with a slogan. You should also take steps to protect your genius name and logo, and make sure it doesn’t interfere with other trademarks (which could get you in [...]
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The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Filing a Copyright

So you’ve finished your great American novel, written revolutionary software code, recorded your new hit song or taken a dazzling photo, and now you want to protect it. It’s time to file for a copyright, but the process can be tedious, and if done incorrectly it can take you months or even a year to [...]
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