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Sep 21, 2023

In this episode of the No Unfinished Business Podcast, we delve into the often-overlooked but vital topic of Intellectual Property (IP) for businesses and entrepreneurs. We're joined by Jim Hart, a seasoned trademark attorney, who breaks down the complexities of IP into digestible nuggets of wisdom.

🔑 Key Topics Covered:

The Four Types of Intellectual Property: We kick off by outlining the four main types of intellectual property—patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Perfect for anyone new to the topic or those who need a quick refresher.

Common Missteps in IP: Jim discusses the frequent mistakes that entrepreneurs make, such as the misconceptions around searching for a name in the USPTO database.

The Eight-Step Guide to Trademark Registration: Jim walks us through the steps involved in registering a trademark, including why each step is critical and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Why Advisors Should Care: If you're an advisor, accountant, or another kind of consultant, this segment is for you. Jim outlines why it's crucial to guide your clients through the IP maze to save them (and you) from potential legal problems down the line.

🎧 Why You Should Listen:

Understanding IP is not just for legal experts; it's essential for anyone involved in business. Jim makes this complex topic accessible and actionable, whether you're a seasoned business owner, an aspiring entrepreneur, or an advisor to either.

Tune in to gain a solid understanding of IP and learn how you can better protect your business assets.

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