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Common mistakes business owners make with intellectual property

| Jul 19, 2019 | business litigation |

Owning a business is stressful. You have a lot to worry about and focus on. Many business owners have trouble delegating projects because they don’t think they will be completed the right way. One of the biggest mistakes owners make is with the intellectual property of their company. Today, we will examine the mistakes companies make and why.

One of the biggest reasons why some business owners fail to protect their intellectual property when starting a business is because they don’t want to have to pay yet another startup fee or add to the cost of starting their business. Owners tend to view this cost as non-essential since it is not legally required to start their business.

Business owners tend to believe that others will not try to copy them or duplicate the intellectual property that they created. This is yet another reason why many fail to protect their property when starting a business.

Some business owners aren’t even sure if their business will get off the ground and be successful. They figure, why shell out the money to protect intellectual property when the business might not succeed?

Business owners, especially new entrepreneurs, might not know the protections available to them when it comes to their intellectual property, which leads them to pass up the opportunity to apply for a patent or other legal protection.

Now that you see the mistakes other business owners make when it comes to their intellectual property, you can try to avoid them at your own company. Make sure you speak with a business litigation attorney who can rectify any problem with intellectual property in Kentucky.