Maximize Business Value with Intellectual Property

Maximizing a Business Exit: The Importance of Documenting and Securing Intellectual Property

Posted Posted in Intellectual property, Inventions and inventors, Small business growth

The Importance of Documenting and Securing Intellectual Property When I interview a new client, one of my first questions is “what do you ultimately want to do with the business?”   Very few people want to keep their business forever (for example, forgo retirement), and selling the business, hopefully for the maximum amount of profit, is…

Trademarks and Brand Strategy

Trademarks and brand strategy

Posted Posted in Intellectual property, Trademark

Reflecting on 2014, I can separate EmergeCounsel’s trademark practice into three categories: Searching and trademarking a name or a logo (very straightforward and cost efficient), Fixing the filing of a trademark that the entity screwed up by filing without the assistance of counsel (somewhat straightforward to trademark attorneys but not very cost efficient), and Doing general…

Copyright protection

Why copyright protection is important for your intellectual property strategy

Posted Posted in Intellectual property

First, copyright is one of the prongs of general intellectual property rights/strategies which include patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secret agreements, and/or licensing agreements. A specific combination of those strategies assure that no other entity can steal an entrepreneurial venture’s secret sauce which could include their goods, look and feel, artwork, and how to documents such…

What is an emerging business?

Posted Posted in Law and business

Dictonary.com defines “emerging” as 1) To come forth into view 2) To come up and arise 3) To rise from an inferior point or position From my own personal experience as an entrepreneur, emerging businesses face certain issues at certain stages: 1) Emerging businesses that have not yet proved concept Proof of concept usually occurs…