Creation of ESOP Trust – Why complicate?

Many small sized organizations prefer to have the Board approving the grant of stock Options.  In large organizations, they either have a Compensation Committee or set up a Trust. Many Indian companies, including Infosys Limited, have used trust route to…

Why and what should you patent?

The basic reason why inventors/ companies go for patent protection is for the exclusive right that they hold over their invention for a specific period. But besides this obvious reason, there are other reasons why an inventor/ assignee would want…

How To Protect Your Brand Name [Legal Resources]

Investing your time and money to build a particular brand and seeing the same brand name being used by another, robbing you of your hard earned brand reputation is not an agreeable state of affairs. Many a time, trademark owners…

How To Hire A Corporate Lawyer [7 Tips]

. But as you no doubt understand, as an entrepreneur doing any business, it is important to get the hang of lawyer jargon and sound intelligent to everyone around you. It can get a bit tough, and finding a good corporate lawyer can definitely ease out your trouble.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Patent? [A Comparative Study]

How long does it take to get a patent, is one of the most daunting questions every patent applicant has. Irrespective of how simple the question appears to be, the answer to this is anything but straightforward. The time required…

Are Patents Always The Best Way To Protect Inventions? [The Dark Side]

To answer this question, let us first look at the bright side of patent. If you have a patent granted from your invention, it gives you the rights to exclude others from commercializing your patented technology for 20 years in…

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What Are The Different Patent Filing Options?

In simple words, “Patent filing” can be defined as a process of submitting an application in a patent office requesting grant of patent to your invention. If you wish to protect your invention in different countries, then you will have…

What Can Be Patented And What Cannot Be Patented? [Legal Resource for Startups]

This question appears to the one with a straightforward answer. However, the answer to it is something that is highly debatable and varies depending on the country in which one wants to secure a patent. A simple answer however is…

Working On Your Startup In Stealth-mode While Being Employed? Know the Legal Side of It.

It takes time from ideation to actual execution. Those who are employed many a time would like to have the cushion of a monthly salary when still perfecting the idea and getting close to execution, so that the bills can…

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How much does it cost to get a patent in India?

Understanding the cost structure corresponding to applying for a patent can help in making some important decisions. Hence, instead of having a generic idea about the overall cost, it helps if you are aware of the breakdown of the cost…