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Protect your business’ most valuable assets: your intellectual property

Harley Blosser

One of any business’s most valuable – and too often overlooked – assets is its intellectual property. Patented innovations, trademarks and copyrights are the foundation of many businesses, and having less than bulletproof protection can pose a serious threat to a company’s bottom line or even its future. And while intellectual property law is often viewed as a highly specialized ...

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Protect Your Business’s Most Valuable Assets

Harley Blosser

Starting a new business is challenging, exciting and stressful. Establishing priorities and dealing with start-up sized budgets is no easy task. But it’s important to remember that in those early days of running a business, the decisions you make are establishing a foundation for a successful future or can leave your business open to potential disaster. It’s also crucial to ...

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Best practices to protect your business

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Protecting your startup from fraud is such an important consideration, but one that can be easily overlooked in the huge list of priorities you’re dealing with every day. But it is important to know that 78% of companies were targets of payments fraud last year, according to the AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey. Since 2016, fraud has been on ...

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Protecting Your Brand: Trademark Considerations for Startups

myers-dill

Startups come in a variety of flavors, and not all of them want or need trademark or service mark protection, especially during the earliest stages of product or concept development; however, for businesses ready to commercialize products and services, protecting the emerging brand of key products—or the business itself—can be a vital safeguard as they go to market. Trademarks and ...

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Help Your Outside Counsel to Help YOU

Sharon L. Stolte

Inside Counsel and lawyers in private practice both value strong, effective relationships with one another. Ask any lawyer on either “side of the fence” what creates the most stress on these relationships and you’re likely to get the same answer: cost. Inside counsel open their bills for legal services with great trepidation, while the lawyers who send those bills often ...

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Planning: Start 2019 off right

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As the number of startups continue to grow throughout the country, it’s important for you to stay ahead of your competitors. Taking your business to the next level requires being strategic and having a growth plan in place. As part of Enterprise Bank & Trust’s ongoing Think Tank series, they recently surveyed nearly 150 privately held business leaders on the ...

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