6 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

6 ways to protect your intellectual property

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December 17, 2019

This the course is brought to you by Appy Pie as part of our Academy series hi there so let's talk about how to protect your intellectual property and I'll tell you about six different ways you can do that first of all disclaimer I'm not a lawyer this video is not legal advice this is just sort of an overview of your options for real legal advice you got contact and attorney okay now let's get to the options you have so for different kinds of businesses and products there are different options that make more or less sense so whatever your business their product is trying to see what fits right for you so here we go copyrights there to protect things you're right maybe it's a book maybe it's an essay a blog post maybe even a description of a product things like that patents protect your inventions so these are real inventions or parts of inventions but it's typically made to protect some either part of the process or the entire process of how to manufacture something or things like that trademarks protect things like logos designs slogans tag lines company names product names things like that okay those are the three sort of legal tools now I'm gonna talk about what happens if you're worried about your idea being stolen right let's say you tell people about this new concept for this new product it's really cool but you're worried about telling people what are your options to protect it well number one is always to work with people whom you can trust I know this is a great area sometimes you think you can trust someone when you can't but generally, people do have reputations people you kind of maybe have a should have a sense of who's a little bit more trustworthy and who isn't and if somebody seems that they aren't maybe it's a good idea not to be so open to them now there are a couple of legal agreements you can have a nondisclosure agreement is basically something you can make people sign and E he will buy it will sort of legally bind them to not tell anyone or not use any of the secrets you might tell them in your conversation and then you can sort of if they do you can take them to court so that's basically to protect your business idea from being stolen kind of thing like that a non-compete agreement is let's say you hire someone and then that person leaves well if they have if they signed a non-compete agreement then um they're basically for a certain amount of time typically maybe six months or a year they can't either work for a competitor or start a competitive business and this will help you sort of like protect your existing client lists protect your current company secrets from people who have already worked with you and he'll know a lot about the way you run your business so those are the six ways to protect your intellectual property for different situations different ways apply and you know it's up to you to see which makes sense for you but these are the options.

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