You put a lot of work into your brand, probably over a long period of time, but all it takes is one leak in your company to diminish brand value by spilling trade secrets across the market. By taking a proactive approach, you can help prevent trade secrets from being revealed. Here's a look at three ways you can protect your trade secrets.
Software patents have been a point of contention for almost two decades, and current changes in the patent environment have created new challenges for businesses with existing patents. The issues stem partly from the fact that some believe patents shouldn't be issued for certain types of software, and new support for that view could be invalidating thousands of existing patents.
In early January, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced several new members for two advisory committees related to the office. The new members are to serve three-year terms in their respective offices.
Licensing agreements can be complex, and they can ultimately impact whether a business or product line does well in the market. At the very heart of these legal terms, though, the agreements are contracts, and businesses should treat them as such. Here are three tips for ensuring you're protected when dealing with licensing agreements.
Did you know that businesses could file bankruptcy and still remain open? Just as individuals can choose to fully liquidate assets during a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or can create repayment plans and keep some assets during a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, business owners have a number of options when seeking debt relief.