Intellectual Property

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What is Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) refers to the creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. [ref wipo.int]

Examples of Intellectual Property

Protect by Trademarking

  • Business Name: You could forced to change your business name if someone else has a priority right to it and wants you to stop using it - even if you have been using it for years. A trademark is a good way to fortify your ownership claims.
  • Logo
  • Domain Name
  • Jingle
  • Learn More about Trademarking and how you can "Do-it-yourself"

Protect by Copyright

  • Web content
  • Policies: There are more than 10 policies every business should have. They include a security policy (required if you process credit cards), employee handbook, work safety policy, and etc.
    • NOTE: We offer FREE templates for many of these policies to our clients. Please call us at (865) 200-8210. Or email team@ACCT.Solutions
  • Procedures: Your special way of doing things is great. Having it in writing makes for better training, business continuity, franchising potential and can generate tax benefits in a buy/sell agreement.

Protect by Patent

  • Inventions
  • Products

 

Additional Benefits of Securing Intellectual Property

There are tax and estate benefits that can be attained through Intellectual Property.

Continuity of the business is another benefit of clearly defined and secured Intellectual Property.

Franchising your business becomes more attainable. If you are interested in franchising then please give us a call. We can assist with all the Intellectual Property as you go through that process.