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Protecting your small business against legal problems

The law applies to everyone, even to the simplest entrepreneur

It’s important to remember that being a small business owner does not give you immunity from the law. Your small business is very much regulated by the same laws guarding big businesses, so you have to know how to handle legal issues. While not all ...

by Ayodeji Onibalusi  | July 23, 2016 10:00:00
Business Ideas

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
Startup Tips

Why design should matter in your business

Entrepreneurs should take the time and resources to enhance the design of their products

Entrepreneurs should take the time and resources to enhance the design of their products to make it more competitive. Often, buyers will base their willingness to spend on goods based on the design.Designs are created and updated for the purpose of three ...

August 10, 2011 02:00:00

Using trademarks in a franchise agreement

Trademark licensing is central to a franchising agreement

One of the most important factors of a franchise agreement is that the brand agrees to license the use of its trademark to a franchisee.Typically in this scenario, the franchiser retains ownership of the brand\\\'s trademark and allows the use of the ...

August 08, 2011 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Using trademarks for your business

You can choose whether to use the same trademark for different products

After registering your company trademark, it will be up to your marketing strategy whether you will  use the same trademark for all your products or use a different trademark for each product line.Different trademarks may be used for the different products lines ...

August 05, 2011 12:00:00
Business Ideas

2 ways to register your trademark for overseas use

Two ways to register your trademark in other countries

Businesses looking to expand their reach to foreign markets should consider registering their trademark for overseas use.Trademarks registered in the Philippines are only valid within the country. Filipino exporters can benefit from protecting their international trademark because it makes it easier for ...

August 02, 2011 02:00:00
Startup Tips

How to register your trademark in 6 steps

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines tells us how

Now that your company has finally finished designing its trademark, the next move is to register it to authorities to protect it from misuse.The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines outlines the steps to registering your company\\\'s trademark:1. Filing of applicationApplications must ...

August 01, 2011 08:00:00