Whether you are just starting your business or have been operating
successfully for years, it is absolutely essential that you protect
intellectual property you own. National and international patent
laws, trademark laws and copyright laws have been established to protect
the intellectual property rights of individuals and businesses.
There are few things more disheartening than discovering that your unique
written content, original software, photographs, artwork, or even your
distinctive style or design has been copied, mimicked or plagiarized,
then learning that you have no recourse because you failed to properly
safeguard your valued intellectual property. While strict
interpretation of copyright law often requires the assistance of a
copyright attorney, it is essential that you know the basic precepts
of copyright law as well as the potential application of copyright
protection to and effect of copyright law upon your business.
Follow links to the right to learn more about copyright law, including the interpretation of
copyright law, requirements for proper implementation of copyright
procedures, and what is legally required for defense of copyright.
At the left margin, Related Links address topics of interest
pertaining to intellectual property, business and ecommerce.
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both to become better informed and to accomplish those legal transactions
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