Your intellectual property is an important part of your business. It might be a new product, a new idea about how to run your business or promote something important to you or just something that you think might need legal protection. In business, it's important to realize that the only way to protect yourself is to make sure you're taking steps to protect your property, whether that property is an idea or physical asset.
Whenever you start creating a new product, want to open a business or make other plans, it's time to start protecting your business. You want to make sure that others who might take your ideas or business plans don't get the opportunity to do so. You want to know your business name, logo and other important designs only belong to you and won't be stolen by others.
Remember to search your state registries to make sure you're not opening a business with a competing name or logos. Make your business as unique as possible, so it's easy to defend.
People often fail to register important things like their logos or business names because they don't think they're going to do well. Don't leave that up to chance. If your business takes off, you don't want to find out that someone else has taken your name and registered it or trademarked something that you were already using. You'll have a legal fight if that's the case, and it may be hard to win. Our website has more information on protecting your business, so you know what you need to do to keep your property safe.