Protection of Intellectual Property in Technology Startup
Aside from competence of management team, control of intellectual property is a major focus of investor scrutiny. The ability to identify and protect intellectual property directly reflects on investor confidence and the resulting access to capital available to technology start-up. Protection of intellectual property assets is available through the law of copyright, trade secrets, patents and trademarks.
Employment Issues in Technology Startup
At some point in the growth of the business, entrepreneurs will have to hire and terminate employees. Employment in Canada is heavily regulated, governed by either federal or provincial legislation. Most employers are covered by provincial legislation. Federal employment laws apply only to industries within the federal government's jurisdiction.
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