Beyond product design and differentiation IP protection is important to protect your product.
As I never really wanted to AVOID being stereotyped as an IP Lawyer (because a lot of engineers who become lawyers do end up in IP law), so I did not take the full complement of IP law modules so I can’t really do a decent article on this topic.
The book distinguishes three forms of IP protection in its marketing chapter:
Trademarks distinguishes your product and service from others. You can follow the steps to register a trademark here, otherwise you can seek a remedy under common law via the law of “passing off” to protect an unregistered trademark (The TM symbol).
Registering a trademark is useful to bar other players from using it and also allows you to gradually build better brand recognition. Our government also makes it a point to provide generous tax rebates to businesses trying