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How startups can protect valuable intellectual property

Intellectual property is at the very core of a business’s success. Accordingly, startups in New York City must make every attempt at protecting valuable intellectual property to ensure their businesses have the ability to thrive. Failure to do so could lead to competitors taking advantage of lucrative concepts, and here at Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy, we’ve seen firsthand the type of damage that can result from unsecured intellectual property.

Trademark infringement concern generates lawsuit

Laws governing the rights and ownership of intellectual property can be highly difficult for many New York business owners to comprehend. Without a good grasp on what is and is not permissible, it’s quite easy for entrepreneurs to run afoul of the current laws as well as other business entities. In some cases, this can lead to a costly and damaging lawsuit.

How can I create a branding strategy?

You strive to make sure that your business is a success, whether hiring the best and brightest minds in New York or putting in long hours to develop winning ideas. Creating an effective branding strategy is another integral component of business success, which is why it’s important for you to possess the necessary information to make your brand as dynamic as possible.

What is trade secret protection?

As a business owner in New York, you are well-aware of the importance of keeping valuable intellectual property safe. Along with protections designed for other types of intellectual property (which can include copyrights, patents, and trademarks), proper protection of trade secrets is another essential concern.

Copyright case takes telecom company to task for saying thanks

Companies often go to great lengths to ensure that valuable intellectual property remains protected. The methods used by businesses include copyrights, patents and trademarks, which gives them the right to take legal action against another company in the event that infringement occurs. 

How can I avoid infringing on an existing trademark?

Proper representation of your company and brand is vital if you want to make an impact on the New York market place. This typically involves designing a memorable trademark, which will serve to distinguish your enterprise from competitors. However, ensuring that your trademark doesn’t infringe on one already in existence is crucial to prevent costly litigation from occurring down the line.

The difference between trademarks, copyrights and patents

If you are a New York business owner, you know that the protection of valuable intellectual property entails a deeper understanding of associated designations. Here at Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy, we understand how important your property is to you and the questions you may have concerning the types of protection that are available. This involves knowing the difference between trademarks, copyrights and patents, which will provide you with a better comprehension of your available options.

Which type patent should I apply for?

Understanding patent laws is a must for New York entrepreneurs seeking to protect their valuable intellectual property. In general, the United States Patent and Trademark office states that patents will fall into one of three categories, which are design, utility and plant. Patent categories are determined based on the type of invention in question.

The three main components of intellectual property

Intellectual property is a hot topic these days, with so many innovators in New York and all over the world seeking acclaim and fortune via their inherent creativity. In order to ensure that all creations remain protected under the law, intellectual property owners should be aware of three main components.

Cybersquatting creates problems for business owners online

When you are ready to put your company online by setting up a website, there can hardly be anything more frustrating than finding out the name or trademark of your business has been infringed upon by another party. At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, we understand the concerns of New York City company owners who are the victims of cybersquatting and other Internet trademark infringements.

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