Editor's Note

Friday 22 June

By Oliver Milman
Friday, 22 June 2012

Today on StartupSmart, we outline the five intellectual property traps you need to ensure your start-up doesn’t fall into.


Research out earlier this week found that nearly 70% of Australian micro businesses don't have any kind of IP protection, potentially leaving themselves vulnerable to copycats.

The growth of the internet means that your idea, brand or logo could be infringed both in Australia and overseas. We’ve picked out the five IP mistakes you need to avoid if you’re to properly protect your assets.

Elsewhere, mentor Marcia Griffin explains when you should take on an accountant and Optus launches a new start-up seed fund.

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