Main Menu
Home / Career / How to Protect Your Business from Copycats

How to Protect Your Business from Copycats

The truth is, if you want to win a trademark infringement suit, it will probably cost you around two years and $150,000. To win a patent suit, tilt that number to around half a million. As Cheryl Connor makes apparent in a Forbes article, it is hard business protecting your assets from copycats.

Up Pretty Early in the Morning

The only way as a smaller business to protect yourself is to get started early. Connor quotes IP attorney Nicholas Wells, who says:

The immediate answer is that small businesses should plan ahead and should invest in an IP strategy, rather than just throwing money at a registration or two.  Review with an intellectual property attorney how likely infringement may be and how a combination of patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyright, and trade secret protection might stave off trouble.

That is, uh, mostly all that can be done right now. The truth hurts, huh? You can read more of Connor’s article here:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

Check Also

The Rise of Botnets in the Age of IoT

One of the greatest dangers to future (and current) cyber security is botnets. This short …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sorry, but this content
is for our subscribers only!

But subscribing to ACCELERATING IT SUCCESS is FREE and only one click away!
Join more than 40,000 IT Professionals and get the best IT management articles to your mailbox with Accelerating IT Success!

Unsubscribe at any time