It’s smart, indeed, but this doesn’t do any good to you!
Do not get caught in China’s policy Confucius. Your intellectual property and IP rights could well roll over to to China, tomorrow.
It doesn’t really matter. IP is hot, very hot, and many smart business people have long realized the potential behind intellectual property. It just needs a slight indication on something that promises benefits tomorrow, it will be owned today. So what should dis-interested you, protecting your own property or business? Money? A dime saved today can cost you a fortune, tomorrow.
Can you afford losing your business to anyone? Your Intellectual property is yours! Secure it roday - or someone else will claim to be you, tomorrow!
Don’t get bitten.
Protect Your IP
Patents & Copyrights
Trademark Your Business!
and how can any property perceived as being intellectually owned?
Admittedly this may be a little too simple. While any physical property may easy be classified as "your property", what about an idea? Now it starts getting complicated. And while there are plenty "against intellectual property" voices on the market, fact is, when it comes to business, your business can be abused, misused, misrepresented, etc. in any way you can just imagine and you would still be legal responsible. Even large companies and organizations, especially internet driven, (like e.g. WordPress.org which is a very busy trademark offender) will often try to "redirect" intellectual property, though, be it only to cause damage to your business and without any direct interest in your business. this and many similar activities are very common practice in the business community, especially in our ear of globalization.
There are several ways to protect your property. The most common and well known "direct" IP protection options are; Trademark, Registered Trademark, Patent and Copyright. (latter not really upstanding at court but still a protective measurement. You can read more about the 4 in our trademark section.
There are, however, still other ways, too, like "Branding". While branding your business has much more weight in an idealogical sense, if you have successfully established a brand or are in the process of, any efforts to protect your individual property against the daylight IP robbers, will receive much more stance in front of any court than otherwise. In addition, building a brand may as well put off the bad guys from the beginning as they realize the force they’d be up against. Hence, heck yes, it is utmost important to create your brand as well as protect your intellectual property. In fact, they come both hand in hand.
There are many aspects to take into consideration, some of them are getting a solid understanding on Intellectual Property itself, how to classify and distinguish, having a good legal council, be realistic, accept and respect intellectual property from other, getting a whole picture on IP, etc.
This may well sound too much and confusing, and perhaps this may well be one of the main reason why many of us neglect the topic IP, especially since everything still requires some financial input as well. Hence, most of us would rather run the risk.