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Franchising – What Is It and Is It for You?

As an entrepreneur or person interested in starting a new business or growing an existing one, franchising might be an option for you to enter the market more quickly or grow more aggressively, and perhaps increase your...more

Intellectual Property 101: What It Is and Why I Should Protect It

Startups and early stage companies have many things to focus on and worry about, and the protection of intellectual property (IP) is likely not on the top of the list, if it’s on the list at all. Why? Because a business...more

Why Should Startups Care About Intellectual Property?

Sales…marketing…revenue…getting more customers…growing my company – these are all at the top of the mind of startups and early stage companies and rightfully so, because without revenue, there will be no company. However,...more

IP Part 3: Enforcing Your Intellectual Property

"We are certainly flattered by your affection for the brand" - Christy Susman made news for her surprisingly kind words to Patrick Wensink, author of Broken Piano for President, in a cease-and-desist letter after...more

Protect Your Intellectual Property or Else

With an increasingly competitive marketplace challenging traditional business models, protecting intellectual property in the automotive industry has never been more vital. Among a business's most valuable assets are the four...more

Why Should the Automotive Industry Care About Intellectual Property?

With the technological innovation of vehicle safety evolving rapidly, the world just may experience flying and talking cars as seen in the Disney Pixar film Cars. Intellectual property will continue to play an essential role...more

Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents: Why Business Owners Should Care About Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property, often referred to simply as IP, is a legal term covering various forms of valuable business assets. The three broad, primary areas of IP are: trademarks, copyrights, and patents....more

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