Karen Milde, Reframe Marketing, Vancouver, BC, CYBF Mentor
Getting IP rights in the form of patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, integrated circuit topographies or plant breeders can be a long, exhaustive, and expensive process for a small-medium sized business. Thus, a careful cost/benefit analysis should be done prior to proceeding with this type of registration.
Some major things to consider in the process are as follows:
If you do decide to apply for IP rights, do not get caught up in all the paperwork details, it’s only one aspect of growing your business.