international intellectual property protection Archives

IP strategies are sometimes tax-motivated

In 2013, Uber grew from a $330 million company to a worth of $3.5 billion due to venture capital investments. However, before pursuing the additional funding, Uber’s co-founder decided to do some tax-planning. According to Fortune, the ridesharing company created a new business in the Netherlands known as Uber International C.V., which essentially moved the company’s intellectual property overseas.

What Apple can teach us about trademarking and secrecy

Apple has a way of keeping even their biggest secrets under wraps until it is time for their well-planned reveal. Because of this, the general public no longer believes “leaks” are unintentional, but they soak it up all the same. Everyone is eager to get a look at what Apple is up to, even when they have no desire to purchase an Apple device.

Common counterfeit products

Most people are aware of counterfeit money and fake handbags, but there are numerous other counterfeit items that result in high cost to the global economy. If you have an idea of common types of products that are counterfeit, you may learn to have a more discerning eye the next time you shop. 

Dealing with multi-jurisdictional infringement

Copyright infringement can be incredibly challenging no matter the circumstances, but some cases can be very hard to work through. For example, multi-jurisdictional infringement can present a number of hurdles and if you are dealing with a case like this, it is imperative to take the right approach. The laws can vary from one jurisdiction to another and there are other potential hurdles to work through, including differences with respect to laws in one country to the next and even the distance of one jurisdiction to another. It is very important to carefully handle these types of cases and understand what may be at stake.

Intellectual property theft from a global perspective

Whenever a business struggles with the theft of intellectual property, it can be tough. However, some companies are in especially difficult positions when it comes to IP theft, such as those which are struggling with international intellectual property theft. There are many different factors that can complicate things when it comes to dealing with IP theft on a global scale, such as language barriers, differing laws from one country to another and other challenges. However, it is pivotal for your business to handle any serious IP theft matters appropriately. After all, these incidents can have a significant impact on businesses.

How can business owners protect patents in a global economy?

Did you know that filing a patent in one country does not protect your idea from being used by someone else in another country? This is because patents are based on location or territory, and every country has different patent laws. If you file a patent in the United States, it will only apply in the United States and its use is only protected in that territory.

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