iHarvest Masterclass#15 – Intellectual Property Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Intellectual property should be addressed in a startup’s infancy. IP is one of your most valuable assets, essential in securing venture capital funding or preventing competitors from unfairly competing with you. But do you need to register a patent, trademark or copyright? What about confidentiality agreements or trade secrets? Navigating this legal landscape can be daunting.

After identifying what constitutes your IP—prototypes, logos, taglines, website copy—you must take steps to protect it. Managing your IP is an ongoing process. Intellectual property can be easy to dismiss when overwhelmed by the task of launching a startup, but it’s critical.

Here’s a sample of some of the topics we’ll discuss:

What is your intellectual property?
Various legal tools associated with IP and when they are relevant to your startup
Ongoing management on IP to avoid exploitation
This masterclass is for entrepreneurs who want to:

Understand the intellectual property of their startup
Gain the knowledge to effectively protect their IP
Register for this masterclass to learn intellectual property strategies for your startup.


Dean Cvetkoski and started his business life at the age of 15 and used to write notes to excuse himself from school, only to get changed into something more presentable and attend client meetings. Dean says business is his lifestyle, not just his passion. Dean is the CEO & Founder of newly found local Liverpool startup, Vesuvio, which started from nothing to a now global business and is making news headlines across Australia.

Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs).

The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter.

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