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.
Taxation of a 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.
Pinsky Law, Patent & Trademark Agents, is a business, technology and intellectual property law firm providing a range of cost effective legal services to support companies involved in the development, distribution and use of technology and intellectual property assets. We also serve as corporate general counsel on a part-time basis for clients whose management teams require dedicated, in-house legal management and resources, but are not yet large enough to justify hiring full-time general counsel.
We represent businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors at all stages of growth, from business formation to IPO or acquisition. We represent individuals, partnerships, and private companies in a wide variety of industries including aviation and aerospace, automotive, radio communications, wireless telecommunications, computer hardware, computer software, computer games, information technology, medical devices, digital media, clean technology, healthcare, book publishing, and entertainment. We help our clients in creation, structuring, negotiation and implementation of business and intellectual property transactions, such as registration of patents and trademarks in the USA, Canada and internationally, and with other e-commerce, internet, technology and commercial law matters.
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