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3 ways to protect your intellectual property

On Behalf of | Oct 3, 2022 | Business

Your intellectual property (IP) includes your designs, inventions and ideas. When someone steals or copies your work for financial gain, it can harm your business.

Therefore, it is essential to safeguard your IP and protect the integrity of your product.

Register your company, product and domain names

Your IP includes the entities that form your brand. Registering your business and products with the state of Kentucky and domain names online can prevent other entrepreneurs from falsely using your IP to confuse or manipulate the public. Additionally, you can separate your company from your person and gain valuable legal protections in case issues arise.

Register your trademarks, patents and copyrights

Any phrases, symbols or logos you use as part of a marketing strategy help your customers recognize your products. Trademarking these items with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office keeps others from using your designs for economic gain.

If you invent a product such as a machine or chemical formula, a patent can legally protect you from others stealing your blueprints, manufacturing and distributing your IP without your permission.

You own the copyright to your IP even if you do not register it. However, it is easier to verify your ownership if you go through the copyright registration process.

Secure your data

The internet is great for business, but the downside is that your company’s online presence makes it vulnerable to hackers and cybercriminals. Protect your work online by:

  • Using a VPN
  • Encrypting your data
  • Implementing password protections

As a creator, you deserve exclusive rights to your creations. Secure your future and get ahead of the competition by investing in IP protection today.