As a startup founder, you rack your brain all day trying to attract and retain talented employees. Instead of burning through your funding by providing solely monetary compensation, it’s always a good idea to consider equity grants.
If you have been following the financial news about GameStop lately, you may notice that a Robinhood user filed a class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court Southern District of New York. As a free-trading platform, Robinhood uses the slogan of “Investing for Everyone” and attracts 13 million customers to trade stocks, options, and cryptocurrency. However, Robinhood restricted its users to trade several stocks like GameStop last week, which was quoted by CNBC as “a move that ignited a revolt from the small investors.”
Many business owners don’t put a lot of thoughts into their Intellectual Property (“IP”). However, it’s never too early to start managing your IP when you decide to hire new employees or independent contractors. You would get their help to create patents, design products, market your brand and build up your clients. At the same time, it’s critical for the business owner to retain proper ownership of these IPs to avoid unnecessary losses and disputes down the road. This article will help you plan your IP wisely as a business owner.
Have you noticed that Intellectual Property takes up a much larger portion of a company’s asset than 50 years ago? That’s definitely true! Your inventions, your source code, your brands and your know-hows have become your most valuable asset.
To start your business, it’s crucial for you to understand how to protect your IPs. This article will help you understand the basic knowledge to file a patent, what creations are copyrightable, and how to obtain and maintain your trademark.
To start a business, you could choose any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination to identify and distinguish your goods or services. However, there are some pitfalls you might like to avoid. You probably don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on advertisement until you find your trademark cannot be protected. This article will help you to choose a strong trademark for your business at the front stage.
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