INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR INTERNATIONAL STARTUPS
Every country has its own regulations, that doesn´t necessarily are the same as internationally and need to understand them well before acting.
Employment agreements, lease contracts, company registration procedure are different in every country and many times it is difficult to figure out everything without help of a specialised legal service provider.
Why is so important to work on your intellectual property protection?
Most products and services are protected by a combination of IP rights.
It can be patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret.
A startup would need to trademark their name and logo and to use trade secrets law to protect the design and components of its upcoming products.
The startup should use Non-Disclosure Agreements to ensure that they can restrict the appropriation of confidential information regarding the innovations by employees or third-parties.
The protection of IP must be an integral part of the startup´s business strategy.