Protecting Intellectual Property in Your Silicon Valley Business
201511.20
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Protecting Intellectual Property in Your Silicon Valley Business

Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets; these terms are often used interchangeably when discussing intellectual property (IP). However, they are very different legal vehicles for maintaining your rights over an idea. Misunderstand them, and you could easily end up undermining your IP rights; and consequently, the health and future of your business. Before getting into the details of each type…

Choosing a Business Name in Silicon Valley
201510.02
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Choosing a Business Name in Silicon Valley

There are a lot of “interesting” startup names in Silicon Valley these days. Following in the footsteps of bit.ly, Flickr, Spotify, Hipmunk and Lyst is leading to a staggering amount of startups with names such as Naborly, Phiinom, Naytev, and NamastHey. Choosing a name for your business is not just about finding a name that…

Dissolving an LLC in Silicon Valley
201505.29
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Dissolving an LLC in Silicon Valley

Whether you are the latest Mountain View startup or have been doing business in the Bay Area for 30 years, there is much more to closing a business than cleaning out your location and locking your doors. When it comes time to shut down your Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Silicon Valley, there are several…