From Edison to iPod: Protect Your Ideas and Profit by Frederick MostertFrom Edison to iPod: Protect Your Ideas and Profit by Frederick Mostert

From Edison to iPod: Protect Your Ideas and Profit

byFrederick Mostert

Paperback | July 14, 2016

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It is time for an intellectual property wake-up call! Think intellectual property doesn't affect you or your business? Think again!  As technology changes, intellectual property is affecting more people than ever before. If you have a big idea, you need to know your rights and how to protect them. 


What are trademarks, copyright, design rights, trade secrets and patents?


How do you prove that you were first with your ideas?


What can you do if someone copies your ideas?


How can you strategically build an intellectual property portfolio?


Intellectual property expert, Frederick Mostert, cuts through complicated concepts and presents simple, practical advice so you can understand, exploit and protect your rights and make the most of your ideas. This book will guide you through why, when and how to safeguard your ideas, strengthen your rights and maximise their value.

With these straightforward tips you can protect, profit and prosper.


FREDERICK MOSTERT is an internationally acclaimed intellectual property expert. He has assisted designers, chefs, opera singers, computer scientists, architects, corporate finance specialists, doctors, bankers and fitness trainers. He has also counselled celebrities and public figures, including President Mandela, Sylvester Stallone, S...
Title:From Edison to iPod: Protect Your Ideas and ProfitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:July 14, 2016Publisher:Frederick MostertLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909965324

ISBN - 13:9781909965324


Table of Contents

Why do you need this book?THE BASICS:Trade marksCopyrightDesign rightsTrade secretsPatentsIntellectual Property SummaryBundling your AssetsKey TipsChecklistCHAPTER ONE: Trade MarksCHAPTER TWO: CopyrightCHAPTER THREE: Design RightsCHAPTER FOUR: Trade SecretsCHAPTER FIVE: PatentsCHAPTER SIX: Intellectual PropertyAppendicesIndexAbout the AuthorAcknowledgements Picture Credits

Editorial Reviews

"Designers need to know how best to protect their creations. This book tells you how." -Stella McCartney"...a chatty, inviting resource for anyone who's interested in protecting a great idea, but isn't sure whether a trademark, copyright, utility or design patent will do the trick ...This valuable guide for aspiring entrepreneurial thinkers provides overall principles for thinking through the basics of intellectual property (e.g., establish your idea first), while sharing hands-on tips, such as how to make your trademark distinctive yet not too cute." - Publishers Weekly"This book democratises intellectual property and makes it accessible for all to use and understand." -- Nelson Mandela"Confucius says 'My education is open to everyone.' I say 'This book makes everyone understand intellectual property.'" -- Jackie Chan