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Trademarks are a staple of the commercial world. Some of the most well-known and well-loved icons of commerce are trademarks. They present attributes of businesses and their products, and convey messages of quality and reputation. And with the title of trademark come certain legal protections. But to enjoy the protections of trademarking laws, trademarks cannot simply be declared by a business. Trademarks must be registered under a legal process. To qualify for registration, trademarks must possess a number of characteristics, too. Most notably, they must represent a product or service. read more…
Businesses begin as ideas. For a lot of small business owners, a business is a certain type of creative expression. It is a combination of hard work, careful planning, and a bit of personal touch as well. So, if you’re in the process of developing a new business from scratch, it’s understandable that your focus might remain on the bigger picture. You might be concerned primarily with questions of how to appeal to customers, how to stand out from the crowd, and how to run a fulfilling business. However, they’re not the only questions that need to be answered.
Every commercial activity carries with it some risk of dispute. Sometimes, that risk is so slight as to be negligible. But other times, the risks associated with a commercial action are significant. To understand the risks your business may face in respect of any given activity, it’s important to know when disputes might arise, and what is at stake when they do.
All businesses create value. They may do it in different ways, but the creation of value is what underpins commerce. For some businesses, a service is the source of value on which they rely. Others create products. Generally, the value created by services or physical products goes first to the business. From there, it is distributed among employees as wages. It’s well accepted that even though an employee creates a product, the employee does not own that product. But what if an employee creates value that is neither a product, nor a service? If an employee creates intellectual property (IP), the question of ownership can become more complicated. So, let’s take a look at intellectual property rights, and how they interact with the employee/employer relationship.
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