The word "startup" can describe any new business, but it typically refers to companies in the internet or high tech industries. Legal issues facing most startups include incorporation, licensing and employment law, but some may need additional advice regarding patents, copyright and trademark. For startups that take on venture capital or angel financing, a lawyer is usually needed to help structure deals. Lawyers who have experience working with startups can not only help avoid legal problems, but also counsel entrepreneurs on business matters.