SaveTweetWe come to one of the most crucial steps for your business: the name. You want to choose a name that pops and is easy to remember. However, you're limited to names that aren't legally off-limits. The same goes for your products--you'll need to come up with names that don't infringe on already existing products.
Additionally, you should also consider protecting your business so that other people don't make money ripping your ideas off. Learn more details on how to take basic steps to protect your interests, while respecting the rights of other businesses.
Using a tradename (or fictitious business name) before you are certain it is available will cost you if the name is found to conflict with someone else's prior rights to that name. Use this Guide to... more
Identify date of invention.
You don't actually need your date of invention to file an application. That date will be very important if you are ever involved in litigation, so you may as well figure... more
Know the difference between different types of intellectual property.
* A patent is a new and useful idea in principally any field. (e.g. a new product, new functions for an existing product, a... more