Selecting, Clearing, and Protecting Your IP and Why This Should Be Top Priority for Startups

Greenberg Traurig and StartupSac Hosted Event - As a startup looking for financing and seed money, you not only need to have a game plan for protecting your intellectual property assets, but you also need to consider how you intend to market and sell your products/services. In this session, we will discuss the various ways in which you can select, clear, and protect the intellectual property of your company. We will talk through the options, and also discuss the pros and cons to each option. In addition to discussing how to select the right type of IP protection from the outset, we will cover what could happen if you don't take the necessary steps to protect your IP and other details regarding the following topics:

1. Types of IP

    -Trademark

    -Patent

    -Trade secrets

    -Copyright

2. Documentation needed for IP Protections

3. What Happens When Your IP has not been Protected Properly

    -This includes not using the proper forum to cover your IP