For this assignment determine if you need to protect your intellectual property. Complete the following activities for each type of intellectual property you need to protect; select one piece of IP for each type of protection you need (note: you may not need all 6 types): THE BUSINESS IS A BARBERSHOP.

  1. Patent:
    1. What intellectual property will you consider protecting?
    2. Is this protection available for your intellectual property (you should conduct a search)?
    3. What type of patent fits your intellectual property?
    4. What is the cost and process?
    5. What would be the term of your patent?
    6. Develop a plan of next steps.
  2. Copyright:
    1. What intellectual property will you consider copyrighting?
    2. Is this protection available for your intellectual property (you should conduct a search)?
    3. What would be the term limit of your copyright?
    4. What is the cost and process?
    5. Develop a plan of next steps.
  3. Trademark:
    1. What intellectual property will you consider trademarking?
    2. Is this protection available for your intellectual property (you should conduct a search)?
    3. What type of trademark fits your intellectual property?
    4. What is the cost and process?
    5. What would be the term of protection for your trademark?
    6. Develop a plan of next steps.
  4. Trade secret:
    1. What intellectual property will you consider keeping as a trade secret?
    2. Is this protection available for your intellectual property (you should conduct a search)?
    3. Develop a plan of next steps.
  5. Licensing:
    1. What intellectual property will you consider licensing?
    2. Is this protection available for your intellectual property (you should conduct a search)?
    3. What type of licensing fits your intellectual property?
    4. Develop a plan of next steps.
  6. International:
    1. What intellectual property will you consider for international protection?
    2. Is this protection available for your intellectual property (you should conduct a search)?
    3. What type of protection fits your intellectual property?
    4. What is the cost and process?
    5. Develop a plan of next steps.

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