Last updated: 2021-05-25 (originally published on 2017-06-20) — by Alex Tanglao
Intellectual property (IP) refers to the exclusive rights that apply to intangible human creations. Intellectual property is a core asset of a business. The main types are trade marks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.
When managed properly, a trade mark has the potential to become one of the most valuable assets of your business.
Registering a Trade Mark
Register your trade mark to ensure it is protected properly. Zegal has helped hundreds of businesses register their trade marks. We ask you a few questions and guide you through the process. We do the paperwork and manage the application for you. It’s fast and easy!
Contact us now to register your trade mark.
Documents to Protect Your Trade Mark
A Trade Mark Licence Agreement is an agreement through which the owner of a trade mark (the licensor) gives approval to another person (the licensee) to use the trade mark. This document helps parties to clarify important questions, such as how the trade mark can be used, the duration and territory of the licence, the amount paid, and the responsibilities of both licensor and licensee.
If you decide to sell or transfer a trade mark, you will need a Trade Mark Assignment. This can help to ensure that the rights that are being transferred are correctly identified and assigned, and both parties are clear on their rights and remedies under the transfer.
Protect Confidential Information
A simple Confidentiality Agreement, also known as a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) can ensure that other businesses do not try and take advantage of your ideas or commercial information. Use a one-way Confidentiality Agreement (unilateral NDA) if only one business is sharing information, or a two-way Confidentiality Agreement (mutual NDA) if both parties reveal sensitive information to each other.