INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR LOCAL BUSINESS
An employment agreement is difficult to change once agreed so it is absolutely necessary to have a good standard employment agreement in line with the local laws and regulations.
Most startups start with external collaborators rather than employees and the agreement is very different in both cases.
Why is it 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.