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Intellectual Property and Legal Issues for Startups

January 25, 2024

Intellectual Property and Legal Issues for Startups

Organized by: Leaner Startups

Host: Kelly Lawton-Abbott (IP)

Event Summary

Are you a startup founder or entrepreneur looking to safeguard your innovative ideas and business assets? Join our comprehensive workshop on "Intellectual Property and Legal Strategies for Startups" to gain essential knowledge about the intricacies of intellectual property (IP) laws, patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing agreements, and other legal considerations vital for protecting your startup's most valuable assets.

The effective management and protection of intellectual property is paramount to the success and longevity of your startup. This workshop is designed to equip you with the fundamental insights and practical strategies necessary to navigate the complex world of intellectual property and legal issues.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Understanding Intellectual Property: Explore the various forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Learn how each type of IP can benefit your startup.
  2. Patents: Discover the process of obtaining a patent, from idea evaluation to application filing. Learn how to strategically protect your inventions and innovations.
  3. Trademarks and Branding: Understand the importance of trademarks in building a strong brand identity. Learn how to register and defend your trademarks.
  4. Copyrights: Explore the basics of copyright law and how it applies to your startup's creative works, such as software, content, and designs.
  5. Trade Secrets: Learn how to safeguard your company's confidential information and trade secrets, preventing unauthorized disclosure or use by competitors.
  6. Licensing and Agreements: Gain insights into licensing agreements and contracts. Understand how to negotiate favorable terms while protecting your IP.
  7. IP Enforcement and Defense: Explore strategies for enforcing your intellectual property rights and defending against potential infringement.
  8. IP Strategy for Startups: Develop a tailored intellectual property strategy aligned with your business goals and budget constraints.

Who Should Attend:

  • Startup founders and co-founders
  • Entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Small business owners
  • Product developers and designers
  • Legal professionals seeking to expand their knowledge in IP for startups

By the end of this workshop, you'll be well-versed in the legal tools and strategies necessary to protect your startup's intellectual property and navigate potential pitfalls. Don't miss this opportunity to safeguard your innovations and creative assets, setting your startup on a path to sustainable growth and success.

Join us for this informative workshop and take a proactive approach to securing your startup's future in the competitive business landscape. Secure your spot today!

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January 25, 2024


January 25, 2024


5:30 pm


6:30 pm


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Kelly Lawton-Abbott

Kelly Lawton-Abbott (IP)

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