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Software creators need to protect their intellectual property

Software plays an integral role in today’s technology driven role. Software creators are essential to the daily operations of most businesses, but some creators struggle to adequately protect their creations. To fully protect your own software creation, you need to be ready to protect both your brand and your intellectual property. 

Is your brand vulnerable? 

Your trademark is what sets you apart from the competition. If you fail to properly register your trademark in Georgia, another business could adopt branding similar or nearly identical to your own, confusing your customers. Even if you like to think of yourself as a creative type rather than a businessperson, you cannot continue to market and improve your software if you are not doing enough to protect your brand. 

Software licensing agreements 

Software laws and industry regulations that govern software licensing agreements can be confusing. This does not mean you should try to skip this important step or fumble through it by yourself. Instead, you should learn as much as possible about the various types of agreements, including: 

  • End-user license agreements 
  • Source code licenses 
  • Reseller agreements 
  • Shareware and trialware licenses 

You do not want to lose control of the software you put so much time and effort into creating. However, if the idea of protecting your brand and intellectual property seems overwhelming, you are not alone. It can be difficult to navigate the various Georgia state laws and regulations that govern things like your software licensing agreement. You can be proactive when it comes to protecting yourself and your software by visiting our website to learn more about this process.