Entrepreneur s Guide To Patents Copyrights Trademarks Trade Secrets

Author: Gilbert Guide
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627762
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Today, virtually all companies, artists, and innovators run the risk of losing their competititve edge-and big money-by not adequately safeguarding their intellectual property. Written by an expert in intellectual property law, this is the first book to address the full range of legal protections available-patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licensing-with innovative information you won't find elsewhere, including: € Legal landmines every successful entrepreneur must avoid € Business practices that can be protected-but are often overlooked € Protecting your intellectual property on the Internet € What are your ideas and the rights to them really worth? € Why trade secrets are a powerful and under-utilized protection € Lessons learned from Amazon.com, Microsoft, and other elite entrepreneurs € How even smart, savvy AOL lost exclusive trademarks, including "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!" The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Licensing is the definitive guide for the entrepreneur and innovator who is ready to protect what he or she has created-a

Intellectual Property Patents Trademarks Copyrights and Trade Secrets

Author: Catherine Holland
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1599181479
Format: PDF
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Protect Your Most Valuable Asset-Your IP Your company's intellectual property is its most important asset. If it's not properly protected, your ideas could be stolen, your products could be copied and you could lose your business. Safeguard your IP with this legal advice from the country's most well-respected IP law firm. Experts in patents, trademarks, copyrights and other protection methods reveal their professional strategies for protecting ideas and avoiding devastating lawsuits. Plus, the enclosed CD gets you started preparing your filings for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Learn how to: Choose the best protection strategy for your business-patents, trademarks or copyrights-and prepare filings for each one Identify your IP and look for prior art Avoid unintentionally infringing on the IP rights of other companies and prevent costly litigation Steer clear of the most common IP traps Use nondisclosure agreements, employee agreements and other protective measures Implement patent strategies into your business plan as a revenue source or to gain a foothold in the market Ensure that your ideas are protected and promote your business' success with these valuable IP strategies. Sample documents include: USPTO Selected Patent Fee Schedule Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application Form USPTO Trademark Search Form Madrid Protocol Schedule of Fees Term of Copyright Outline Form TX, for a Nondramatic Literary Work Form VA, for a Work of the Visual Arts Form SR, for a Sound Recording Form PA, for a Work of Performing Arts Form SE, for a Serial Copyright Fee Schedule For more than 30 years, Entrepreneur has provided the most trusted business advice available to business owners. Our legal guides continue that tradition by offering current and cost-effective legal advice so you can resolve the business and legal issues you face on a daily basis. We also help you identify when it's in your best interest to seek the personalized advice and services of a practicing lawyer.

Protecting Your Company s Intellectual Property

Author: Deborah E. BOUCHOUX
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814426115
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A company’s most valuable assets may not be physical. This book shows how to protect them without fences or security guards!You can’t touch it or feel it. Sometimes you can’t even see it. Yet, intellectual property continues to soar in value, comprising an increasingly greater portion of a typical company’s assets. In the age of instant global communication, understanding what intellectual property is, how to protect it, and how to enhance its value are prerequisites for corporate survival.Enter attorney Deborah E. Bouchoux and her informative book, Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property. Packed with fascinating and illuminating examples, this book is a succinct, yet comprehensive discussion of the four key areas of intellectual property: trademarks,copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. In addition to defining these areas (for instance, did you know that customer lists and marketing plans are protectable trade secrets?), the book offers practical tools for protecting intellectual property, including:Trademark and copyright application formsSample employment agreementsAn Internet usage policyTips on preventing unauthorized dissemination of information via the WebA guide for conducting an IP auditAnd much, much more.

Patents Copyrights and Trademarks For Dummies

Author: Henri J. A. Charmasson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470507705
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Useful tips and step-by-step guidance from filing to issue to license Acquire and protect your share of this major business asset Want to secure and exploit the intellectual property rights due you or your company? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how — helping you to evaluate your idea's commercial potential, conduct patent and trademark searches, document the invention process, license your IP rights, and comply with international laws. Plus, you get detailed examples of each patent application type! Discover how to: Avoid application blunders Register trademarks and copyrights Meet patent requirements Navigate complex legal issues Protect your rights abroad The entire body of U.S. patent laws Example office actions and amendments Sample forms Trademark registration certificates Application worksheets See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Patent Copyright Trademark

Author: Richard Stim
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324622
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, you need to understand the laws that govern your work. This is the best book for entrepreneurs and business people to keep on their shelf for when they need understandable legal explanations as well as basic legal overviews and application filing instructions.

Entrepreneur and Small Business Problem Solver

Author: William A. Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047176356X
Format: PDF
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A new, revised edition of the classic guide for entrepreneurs For more than a decade, The Entrepreneur and Small Business Problem Solver has been the go-to resource for budding entrepreneurs and small business owners alike. Now in its Third Edition, this classic has been revised and updated to meet the needs of the modern reader in today's fast-paced business environment. Covering everything from getting a start-up loan to introducing a new product, this comprehensive guide shows you how to deal with the common problems every small business faces-without hiring expensive outside help. This handy guide is packed with the kind of essential, down-to-earth advice everyone running a small business needs-whether you need help with your business plan or collecting a small debt. This new Third Edition features new information on tax law changes, technological advances, and changes in government services, and includes an entirely new chapter on Internet marketing and e-commerce. Focused on practicality, the book also features downloadable, chapter-ending worksheets that will help you retain what you learned and implement it correctly. A truly unique source for sound business guidance, The Entrepreneur and Small Business Problem Solver, Third Edition is an invaluable reference that every business owner needs. Inside, you'll find world-class guidance on these topics and more: How and where to find start-up capital Insuring your business Extending credit and collecting debts Financial record-keeping Carrying out marketing research Pricing products and services Marketing and advertising your business Doing business and marketing online Recruiting and managing employees Protecting your business and avoiding rip-offs

Encyclopedia of New Venture Management

Author: Matthew R. Marvel
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412990823
Format: PDF, ePub
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New venture management requires all the skills obtained within the typical MBA program, and then some. While those entering traditional management positions within established companies might expect to find established customers, a degree of predictability, formalized procedures, and earnings that may be taken more-or-less for granted, new ventures often are launched into highly dynamic environments characterized by rapid technological change, inherent unpredictability, and an uncertain cash flow. Such ventures often require rapid growth to succeed. While new ventures offer those who initiate them a high degree of independence, excitement, and potential for great reward, they also bring high risk, stress, and greater potential for failure. Thus, it takes a special set of skills, techniques, and temperament to succeed. These skills, along with the potential risks and rewards and environmental settings and characteristics, are explored in the Encyclopedia of New Venture Management. Features & Benefits: 150 carefully selected signed entries (each with Cross References and Further Readings) are organized in A-to-Z fashion to give students easy access to the full range of topics in new venture management. A thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries by broad topical and thematic areas to make it easy for users to find related entries at a glance, with themes that include "Entrepreneurial Decision Making," "Corporate Entrepreneurship," "Entrepreneurial Marketing," "Leadership & Human Resources," "Financing & Development," and more. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with a detailed Index and the Cross References to provide users with robust search-and-browse capacities. A Chronology in the back matter helps students put individual events into broader historical context. A Glossary provides students with concise definitions to key terms in the field. A Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and web sites (along with the Further Readings accompanying each entry) helps guide students to further resources for their research journeys. An appendix includes the report, "The State of Small Business."

the Entrepreneur s Guide to Start Grow and Manage A Profitable Business

Author: Daniel R. Hogan Jr. Ph. D.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456765248
Format: PDF, Mobi
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$$$ The Entrepreneur's GuideTo Start, Grow, and Manage a Profitable BusinessIn his book The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe describes what it took for the early test pilots to succeed: "A career in flying was like climbing one of those ancient Babylonian pyramids made up of a dizzy progression of steps and ledges; and the idea was to prove at every foot of the way that you were one of the elected and anointed ones who had the right stuff and could move higher and higher and even-ultimately, God willing, one day-that you might be able to join that special few at the very top, that elite who had the capacity to bring tears to men's eyes, the very brotherhood of the right stuff itself."Although success as an entrepreneur launching a new business does not include feeling superior or facing death, it does require that a person have a special set of qualities and skills with which to exercise good judgment, make wise decision, take calculated risk, and get along with and lead others. The $$$ The Entrepreneur's Guide To Start, Grow, and Manage a Profitable Business provides what it takes, what is the right stuff for the successful entrepreneur. The most successful entrepreneurs are not necessarily those who work hardest or longest. Successful business owners are those who have a vision that can see beyond the bottom line, who have learned to manage their professional and personal lives. Making it with a new business venture requires all the traits of an entrepreneur as enumerated in $$$ The Entrepreneur's Guide, as well as the knowledge, skills, and persistence to grow and withstand the stress, ambiguity, conflicting objectives, emotions, and chaos that comes with a new business effort. Achieving this balance is what $$$ The Entrepreneur's Guide is about. It will help you steer a path to guide you with the right stuff to the top of the pyramid of business success.

From Edison to iPod

Author: Frederick Mostert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756662427
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"This book democratizes intellectual property and makes it accessible for all of us to understand." -Nelson Mandela "Designers need to know how best to protect their creations. This book tells you how."-Stella McCartney "It covers issues such as trademarks, rights of publicity, copyrights, patents and intellectual property rights. Weighty topics, indeed. But the book is written with simple language and humor, making it enjoyable and understandable even tothe casual reader."-BookPage Clear, concise, and accessible, this practical guide will give readers an unprecedented introduction to the fascinating world of Intellectual Property, one of the hottest and most misunderstood topics among business owners, inventors, and anyone with an idea. Frederick Mostert and Larry Apolzon, International and US intellectual property experts, will help readers understand how, why, and when toprotect their ideas and inventions. Demystifies rules that protect creations, including trademarks, copyright,and patents Includes key facts and a checklist to help assess the value of intellectual property Covers how, why, and when to establish and defend your intellectual property rights Covers both US and international laws