What steps can a start up take to protect intellectual property? The most important would be to understand the difference between what is going to be protected by a patent, what’s protected by trademark and what’s protected by copyright. By understanding these things that a patent is going to protect inventions and new ideas, that confidentiality is very important and getting a patent application on file. I recommend filing multiple provisional patent applications for a start-up. Its research understanding what other people are doing with the term and copyright. Making sure you put the copyright symbol on the things that you produce. Those are the main things there’s many more. Go ahead contact me if you have more questions about how to protect your intellectual property I’m Wayne Carroll with Inspired Idea Solutions Law firm.