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Content about intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets

17 09, 2014

7 Things Food Entrepreneurs Don’t Get About Trade Secrets

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:32+00:00 September 17th, 2014|, |Comments Off on 7 Things Food Entrepreneurs Don’t Get About Trade Secrets

So, now you should know the basics of what a trade secret is and whether it might be important to protecting the recipe or formulation of your product, not to mention lots of other stuff like your customer lists, production process, financials, and business plans.  If you missed Is Your Recipe or Formulation a Trade [...]

17 09, 2014

7 Things Food Entrepreneurs Don’t Get About Trade Secrets

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:32+00:00 September 17th, 2014|, |Comments Off on 7 Things Food Entrepreneurs Don’t Get About Trade Secrets

So, now you should know the basics of what a trade secret is and whether it might be important to protecting the recipe or formulation of your product, not to mention lots of other stuff like your customer lists, production process, financials, and business plans.  If you missed Is Your Recipe or Formulation a Trade [...]

10 09, 2014

Is Your Recipe or Formulation a Trade Secret?

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:32+00:00 September 10th, 2014|, |Comments Off on Is Your Recipe or Formulation a Trade Secret?

Trade Secret is a misunderstood area of law.  More on that later, but because “trade secret” is used in everyday language outside of business and has associations with spy thrillers and industrial espionage, people tend to think they know more than they actually do. The good news is that your recipe or formulation can be [...]

30 06, 2014

More Ways to Protect Your Product Label

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:33+00:00 June 30th, 2014|, |0 Comments

Most food & beverage companies don’t really think much about copyright.  Copyright is the life blood of publishing, media, and software companies, but people who sell “real” products in boxes, bottles, bags, or other packaging don’t really give copyright a second thought.  That could be a mistake. Well-designed labels and other creative packaging can provide [...]

30 06, 2014

More Ways to Protect Your Product Label

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:33+00:00 June 30th, 2014|, |0 Comments

Most food & beverage companies don’t really think much about copyright.  Copyright is the life blood of publishing, media, and software companies, but people who sell “real” products in boxes, bottles, bags, or other packaging don’t really give copyright a second thought.  That could be a mistake. Well-designed labels and other creative packaging can provide [...]

9 05, 2014

10 Risks to Food Entrepreneurs, An Introduction

By | 2016-01-25T23:53:43+00:00 May 9th, 2014|, , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve been working on a new training tool for Eat Drink Law.  In the fine tradition of business gurus like Guy Kawasaki and David Letterman, I decided to go with a top 10 list.  You may have noticed the beginning of the framework in the Learning Center.  Last week I gave the first presentation of [...]

9 05, 2014

10 Risks to Food Entrepreneurs, An Introduction

By | 2016-01-14T17:15:16+00:00 May 9th, 2014|, , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve been working on a new training tool for Eat Drink Law.  In the fine tradition of business gurus like Guy Kawasaki and David Letterman, I decided to go with a top 10 list.  You may have noticed the beginning of the framework in the Learning Center.  Last week I gave the first presentation of [...]

25 04, 2014

VIDEO: 12 Things Every Business Should DO About IP, PART 4

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:34+00:00 April 25th, 2014|, , , |0 Comments

Intellectual Property is complicated, but every food entrepreneur can master it in 12 easy steps.  You have IP.  But do you have a strategy for making the most of it?  Strategy is about aligning your IP investment and stewardship with your plans for growing your business.  Do patents make sense for you?  How does IP [...]