Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks

Patents and copyrights and trademarks, oh my!

That’s what a novice entrepreneur might think when facing down these aspects of intellectual property law, right?

And to be fair, these are not elements of running a business that come intuitively to folks more interested in the creative, logistical, material or production side of running a small business. But just because these legal concepts are tricky to navigate doesn’t mean you can ignore them.

Need a guide to walk you through the maze of intellectual property law for startups? Listen to our Biz503 episode: Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks.

You’ll want to catch this episode and learn how to guard your critical assets, and protect you from being blindsided by competition.

Co-hosts Leslie Hildula (Business Advisor & Adjunct Faculty at Portland Community College’s SBDC) and Andy Giegerich, (digital managing editor at the Portland Business Journal) were joined by the following guest panelists:

Susan Ford, principal attorney, Res Nova Law

Christopher Erickson, attorney, Tonkon Torp LLP

Leigh Gill, attorney, Immix Law Group PC

Nastacia Voisin

I’m a recent University of Portland grad and an aspiring journalist. I hail originally from Ontario, Canada. My passions and pursuits vary – currently I’m into indie films, podcasts, live storytelling and tango.