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This is a BIG one - how and when to protect your intellectual property. If you’ve ever watched the ABC show “Shark Tank” where startups pitch their ideas to a panel of investors, you’ve most certainly heard the terms“patents”, “patent pending”, and “trademark”.

I am sure you know that great ideas are worth patenting. What you might not know is WHEN to apply for a patent. Patents protect ideas not known to a general audience, so you MUST apply for your patent BEFORE you start marketing, sales, and advertising. There is a short window of time when you can apply for a patent; doing it too late has made many great ideas unpatentable.

Download our FREE IP protection flowchart which we use to decide how and when protect new ideas.

Patent flowchart

IP Decision making diagram


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