Duh. It may seem like a no-brainer.
If people create stuff — business plans, marketing materials, graphics, logo, website, software, prototypes, products, written works, photographs — specifically for your startup company, of course the startup owns the intellectual property rights. Right?
You may be unpleasantly surprised by the legal answer.
The next four posts will explain the basics of IP ownership and answer the following questions:
- Does the Startup Own the IP Rights To Work Created by the Founders?
- Does the Startup Own the IP Rights to Work Created by Independent Contractors?
- Does the Startup Own the IP Rights to Work Created by Employees?
- Does the Startup Own the IP Rights To Its Website?
If you’re an entrepreneur or a major shareholder in a startup and want to protect the startup’s value, stay tuned to learn the answers.
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