Protecting Your Business' Intellectual Property by Bruce Barringer
Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets (FT Press Delivers Elements)

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This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Starting a Business (9780137144501), by Bruce R. Barringer. Available in print and digital formats.



Failing to protect your intellectual property can destroy your business. Learn how to keep it from happening to you.



Imagine you’ve started a business to produce a new type of smoke alarm specifically for kitchens. It’s similar to other smoke alarms but is more capable of detecting a kitchen fire than any alarm on the market. You’ve named it “Kitchen Sentry.” Your tagline is “We Protect Cooks and Kitchens.” You just acquired the Internet domain name Fortunately, while you were developing your product, you....


About Bruce Barringer

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Bruce R. Barringer, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Central Florida, where he works closely with UCF’s technology incubator. His research interests include feasibility analysis, firm growth, and entrepreneurship. He is also coauthor of Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures.
Published August 12, 2010 by FT Press. 19 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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