Intellectual property is extremely valuable and, as such, is protected by both American and international law. While laws are in place, there are also intellectual property practices it is best to follow to ensure that all property remains safe. Here are seven intellectual property practices you must follow through on to keep your IP secure.
- Implement robust non-disclosure agreements.Nondisclosure agreements should be your first line of defense for limiting the distribution of protected information. Everyone with access to intellectual property that you want to remain private should be asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement, even if you’re absolutely convinced of their trustworthiness. Not only does this provide you legal protection from intentional breaches, but it also protects you from accidental ones. In addition, the simple the act of signing it reinforces in the mind of others how important your intellectual property is.
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