An Introduction to Intellectual Property

For any business, the right to tangible assets such as equipment, land, and the like is considered to be common knowledge, and there are no concerns about ownership in such a case. But what about the intangible assets such as the names, symbols, and images? Any creation of the mind that has value is regarded as an intellectual property of …

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North Cal Startup Engineers Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets

Startups should be aware of the consequences if your employee steals trade secrets from his former employer. Read about a recent case in Northern California concerning shared ride technology… Plaintiffs UCAR are a large chauffeured car service provider in China. They offer ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft in the U.S. UCAR is working on ride-hailing software and its analysis …

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Startups Should Note the Recent Trade Secrets Case on Social Media

Photo Credit: HowToStartABlogOnline.net If you’re an entrepreneur, you probably realize the impact that social media can have on a new business. In the past few years, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other platforms have become essential components of startups’ brand awareness, content distribution, lead generation, and customer acquisition strategies. This is especially the case for startups with thin budgets and grassroots …