IP for Start Ups

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Choosing the Right IP Name/Business Representation

This post was first published on March 14th, 2013. Name, logo, device or any other form of business representation is generally the first asset created by an entrepreneur. Often entrepreneurs finalize on a name or logo and develop a strong emotional attachment to it. While it is important to be passionate about your business and its representation, every entrepreneur must take the following steps before finalizing on a business representation: a. Ensure that the name or any other representation shortlisted…

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IP Policy and Process Set Up: Why wait for a wake up call!

First Publication Date: 27th December 2010.   Intellectual Property Policy and Process set up is one branch of IP that has long been neglected by a majority of Indian companies especially the SMEs. Most Indian companies come to realize the importance of an IP Policy when they enter into negotiations/business deals/technology transfers with foreign companies or multinationals where the IP hygiene is relatively high. Such a wake-up call comes especially when Indian companies deal with companies from countries where the Intellectual…

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Department of IT to Support SMEs in International Patent Protection

  First Publication Date: 8th December 2009   Department of Information Technology, MCIT has introduced a scheme, known as SIP-EIT (Support International Patent Protection in Electronics and IT),in order to provide financial support to Small and Medium Enterprises /Technology Start-Up companies for international patent filing in the area of information technology and electronics. International patent filing includes the PCT(Patent Cooperation Treaty) route or direct filing of the application in any country. However, the applicant has to justify his reasons for choosing a particular…

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Intellectual Property for Start Ups and Entrepreneurs

First Publication Date: 25th November 2009 Intellectual Property protection provides business and competitive advantage to a company. While IP is important for all companies, its value for A Start Up Company, especially, a technology or knowledge based company, is very high. In addition to providing business and competitive advantage, IP can play a very important role in enabling a Start Up company to build business relationships, raise funds, face cut throat competition and so on. In the light of…

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Patent Application Filing Strategy for Individual Inventors

First Publication Date: 31st October 2009   More often than not, most of the companies, be it mid size or large, and in some cases even start-ups, seem to have some strategy or the other when it comes to filing patent applications for their invention. These companies would have identified the markets in which they want to protect their invention, and they also would be aware of the various methods of monetizing their invention/patent. More importantly, these companies would be ready to…

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The Importance of Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs – A Short Talk With Dr. Sudhir Borgonha

  First Publication Date: 1st May 2008   Dr. Sudhir is a graduate from St. John’s Medical College and Sloan School of Management, MIT. He has been on the founding team of three life sciences companies which include Angstrom Medica, Massachusetts, a nanotechnology based orthopedics application Company; Triesta Sciences, California, a genomics based cancer research organization and ClinTest International, Michigan. He currently serves as a CEO of ClinTest International and also runs Sandbox, a life Sciences Incubator.   Q1. What is the value of…

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India lacks IP Expertise, Game of Thrones leaks, New South Wales government sued for royalties and more weekly copyright and entertainment news

Indian Copyright Statistics, IP related expertise lacking in India: Parrikar, New South Wales government sued for royalties,  Game of Thrones  Leaks carried out by former Iranian Military Hacker,  Amrita Pandey to head media distribution and OTT for Disney in SEA markets and more is presented by the Copyright and Entertainment Law Attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm  COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The problem with the Indian IP system is not expertise or scholarship, it is…

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Free Patents, Trademark registration for Startups (Government schemes for startups)

  Startups (SUP’s) are back in the news again. From the Government of Bihar bringing in a new policy for startups and announcing a 67 million dollar fund (Approx. 500 crores) just a couple of days ago, to the Central government proposing a disbursement of about 5 Crores of collateral free loan for SUP’s, startups are everywhere in the news. The Startup India Action Plan completed a year this January and several schemes have already been laid down based on the…

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IP for Start-ups : A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at CII Hyderabad

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the one day Seminar on ‘IPR Management for Startups in Electronics and ICT Sectors’ on 6th May 2016, in Hyderabad, organized by Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre (APTDC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY). Participants of the seminar included Budding Entrepreneurs, Managers/Executives in Startups and Professionals in various functional areas of Startups such as Research & Development, Marketing,…

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IP Related Schemes for Startups and SMEs

Scheme for Start-up Intellectual Property Protection (a.k.a Startup India): Eligibility Criteria: Any business entity registered in India, which is less than FIVE years old, whose annual turnover is less than Rs. 25 Cr in any of the preceding financial year, which is “working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or service driven by technology or intellectual property”, certified by the Startup Promotion Board can avail the benefits under this scheme. Benefits relating Intellectual Property: …

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