TM / ISO / PATENT / COPYRIGHT

Trade Mark

Trademarking grants startups security of their brand. By trademarking a company name, one makes its services and products distinctive in terms of their competitors, becoming their intellectual property. In doing so, it prevents rivals from copying or stealing their brand.

It’s important for startups to preserve a positive reputation when they have a trademark. If a business maintains good repute, people are inclined to work with and for them. This applies even more so when an expansion is concerned. As a startup, more employees are a must if a company intends to grow. This brings about the need for a budget, making the trademark a crucial asset when being granted a business loan.

By registering a trademark, a startup would protect itself from another company using their name as well as from imitation of its products or services.

Patent

  Know how concept with wheels and gears on green grassA patent is important because it can help safeguard your invention.  It can protect any product, design or process that meets certain specifications according to its originality, practicality, suitability, and utility.  In most cases, a patent can protect an invention for up to 20 years. This time period starts soon as you file your patent.  The first thing a person must do is file a formal application with the United States’ Patent and Trademark Office.  After you publish a description of your invention, publicly disclose the product, sell it, or make your item available for commercial use, the application process needs to be completed.

ISO 9001:2015 

It aims to provide a practical and workable Quality Management System for improving and monitoring all areas of your business.

Achieving the ISO 9001 standard is not about establishing a set of procedures that are complicated and difficult to manage. The aim is to provide a workable management system that is suitable for your organisation. With the right support and the knowledge of your employees, you will end up with a system that will improve all areas of your organisation.

Implementing an effective and robust ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) will help you to focus on the important areas of your business and improve efficiency. The management processes that are established throughout your business will provide a sound foundation, leading to increased productivity and profit. This in turn will improve your customer acquisition and retention.

Copyright

It provides protection of original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works for 60 years after the death of the author and provides protection to the cinematograph films, sound recordings, photographs, works of government or other international organizations, etc. for 60 years from the date of publication.