While I occasionally represent individuals, the bulk of my time is dedicated to representing corporate entities.
The more I speak with companies, the more surprised I am that they are not protecting their IP internally and online. For the uninitiated, here are just a few brief practical tips (not intended to be legal advice):
- Protect your IP internally by training your employees how to recognize IP and how to handle it.
- Also, for any employee who could potentially handle IP, require them to sign a NDA to the extent permitted by law.
- For the Internet, educate those responsible for creating content on the dangers and consequences of copyright and trademark infringement.
- Protect your good name by buying your “.com” for other TLD extenders such as .net and .org.
- Search your company’s name and the names of its principals and executives in search engines to see if there is anything negative out there about them.
I hope this helps. If you have further questions, please contact me, Eric Crusius via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: (703) 288-2800 x236.