Your Trademark is a Must-Have

GENERALLY SPEAKING trademarks serve to protect the exclusive use of your company name, slogan or logo. A significant number of business owners think that because they have registered a company and reserved a company name with the CIPC, their exclusive right to the name is ensured. The short answer is that this assumption is incorrect. Reserving a company […]

Protecting Your IP

Worried that someone might be able to wrest your intellectual property away from you? Here’s how you protect your IP. FOR MOST businesses, ownership of the rights to a brand name, slogans, designs, content, inventions and code bases are of utmost importance for the success and value of the business. These rights are collectively known as […]

Off On the Horizon – Share Vesting Schedules Explained

 The vesting schedule and the vesting cliff are two great ways of protecting a company’s interest by ensuring that founders or other investors earn any long-term equity they hold in the business. I KNOW what you’re thinking: ‘I’m running a business, not a private equity firm, so why do I need to know about vesting schedules and cliffs?’ Well, these can […]