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Become a licensee or franchisee?

Choosing between the two is a business decision that must be carefully weighed.

You may think becoming a franchisee or a licensee is one and the same. It is not.A franchise agreement involves not only product lines or goods and services, but also the methods of operating the business and personnel training. A license agreement, ...

by Joyce Babe Panares  | April 01, 2016 08:00:00
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Why you should care about patents

A patent may be crucial for innovative companies to thrive

With the fast pace of business today, innovation is one of the qualities that will make a business thrive. This puts enourmous pressure on companies to remain innovative or obtain access to other companies\\\' innovation says the Intellectual Property Office of the ...

August 31, 2011 02:00:00
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Managing innovation for your business

Innovation is translating an invention into a marketable product or process

In today\\\'s economy, managing innovation within a company requires a good knowledge of the patent system in order to ensure that the company draws maximum benefit from its own innovative and creative efforts says the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. Innovation ...

August 25, 2011 12:00:00
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Knowing your rights as a creative entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur running a creative business, you should be aware of your legal rights

As an entrepreneur running a creative business, you should be aware of your legal rights. First off, copyright law grants authors, computer programmers, web site designers, and other creators legal protection for their literary, artistic, dramatic and other types of creations, which ...

August 16, 2011 01:00:00
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Advantages to protecting your product\\\'s design

Safeguard your product\\\'s unique design

As an entrepreneur, you work hard to develop your product and sell it. If your goods has a unique ornamental or aesthetic aspect, it is to your advantage to have its industrial design protected by intellectual property law by registering it with ...

August 11, 2011 12:00:00
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5 types of protection offered by the Intellectual Property Office

And why you need them for your business

Many innovative entrepreneurs may find the existence of counterfeit products rather discouraging. But it’s good to know the government has a division that focuses on protecting intangibles like designs, logos, brands and even concepts: the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.The Intellectual ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | June 03, 2011 02:00:00