Feel free to download it and use it as inspiration. I provided a PowerPoint template before the Word document because a good business plan is an elaboration of a good pitch as opposed to a good pitch being a distillation of good business plan.
From strongest to weakest, they are: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets. Patents protect inventions, designs, and business methods.
They do not provide the right for you, but rather prevent others from making it in the same manner. Trademarks provide source identification with the potential to create consumer goodwill. It is the responsibility of the trademark owner to protect the trademark. If it is not protected, you lose the trademark.
Copyrights protect tangible expression of original ideas. Said another way, you protect the literal copy of the idea, but not the idea itself.
Trade Secrets are secret business information kept hopefully within a company. It is the protection of the secret sauce, or the secret formula. In Europe, the equivalent site is here. With regards to all Intellectual Property, the point is defensibility and Guy Kawasaki has a great post on the subject.
Another investor weighing in on the discussion is Fred Wilson with his post.
Recent news of potential invalidation of patent judgements from on the New York Times. Kyle Reiss Thanks for some useful links.Business Proposal Template; Write your business plan with the #1 online business planning tool.
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