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Must you file a provisional patent application before a non-provisional patent application?

Good question! Inventors commonly file a provisional patent application before a non-provisional because it serves as a placeholder before the product is completely finished. Although this is a common practice, it is not required. In other words, you can go straight for the non-provisional patent application if you’d like. You can learn more about the […]

Do I need an attorney to get a provisional patent?

Wow – congrats on inventing something at such a young age! The answer to your question is no; you do not need an attorney for a provisional patent. As Konstantinos mentioned, the USPTO has a ton of resources for inventors. Information on the USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program can be found here. To answer another question of yours […]

How do you protect a brilliant idea when founding a startup? Are there any measures you can take to ensure no one steals your idea? Should some things be kept under the radar?

Great question and no you’re not paranoid! It’s great to get feedback on your idea from your target customers to see if you’re actually solving their pain point (and save $$ + time on something nobody wants), but don’t over do it. Instead focus on these four things when building out your business: research, recruit, […]

What is the drafting provisional patent application for a business method/process?

I am happy to provide an updated answer for this question as the Supreme Court issued an opinion in 2015 involving this area of patent law. In Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, a patent troll sued a consortium of banks for using patents that were “designed to facilitate the exchange of financial obligations between two […]

Law: What steps can I take to prevent reverse engineering of my software?

I agree with Konstantinos, Jonathan, and Jeff that you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. This is a time sensitive situation so I would advise against trying to do anything on your own. There is a chance that your invention is still patentable, but that window is time sensitive as well so go […]

Can you trademark the same word mark as another company in different industry?

Answered a similar question here Trademarks: Can a company in same industry with similar name exist? Here’s the summary: In short, the answer is yes; however, a seasoned trademark attorney would be the best person to ask regarding your particular situation. That being said, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) routinely rejects trademark registrations […]

Intellectual Property Law: How does album art licensing work?

Interesting question! Licensing is a great way to make some money while retaining some rights to your artwork. There are many ways to structure a licensing agreement for album art. Which route you decide to go can have a profound impact so contacting an attorney is recommended. Here are some options for licensing artwork: One-time […]

How soon into running a startup should you register your company?

Registering your company can be time sensitive and should not be one of those things that “you’ll take care of when you have time.” It’s nice to know you have limited liability when you start making business decisions so incorporating is one of the first things you should do. I invite you to check out […]

What is copyright? What works are protected by copyright registration?

Copyright Copyright is the right of authors to control the use of their work for a limited period of time. In order to qualify for copyright protection, a work must be “fixed in a tangible medium of expression.” A work must be the result of some creative effort on the part of its author in […]

What should I use to incorporate a website business?

Feel free to check out LawTrades. While a LawTrades lawyer will be doing the work for you, it’s at a fraction of the price of traditional law firms and you’ll even receive a fixed-fee price quote before moving forward on anything. There’s a lot of nuances with setting up your startup (especially to you want to […]

How important are Terms Of Service and why? Should one hire a lawyer to draft one?

Importance of a Terms of Service A Terms of Service Agreement (“ToS”), also referred to as Terms of Use or Terms and Conditions, is extremely important as it governs a user’s behavior when they are using your website or mobile app service. A ToS is designed to protect your customers’ privacy, reduce your exposure to […]
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There are a few baby steps every new business must take before it can run. This list will help you launch and prepare your company for moving to the next stage like incorporating a business and issuing equity. ..

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How to start your first business
June 2019
Raising your first round of capital.

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GDPR compliance, privacy and terms


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Protecting your intellectual property.
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How to structure and form a board.

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"Allocation"

When used informally, this term refers to the accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to draft the.

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