360 Central Ave., 8th Floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Client Portal
Nelson Cyber Law, PLLC

Call today for a FREE 30 minute consultation


Simple Mistakes to Avoid in the World of Cyber Business

Posted on in Intellectual Property

FL cyber law attorneyWith advances in technology comes various changes to the business world. Today more commerce takes place online than in the streets. With these advances though, come some new and unforeseen challenges. The world of cyber business can be complicated. Below we will discuss some simple mistakes you should work to avoid with your business. If you do run into some legal issues relating to intellectual property rights, trademark infringement, or another cyber dispute, speak with a knowledgeable cyber law attorney immediately.

Mistakes Commonly Made by New Business Owners

Starting a new business is no easy task. Finding clientele, developing a product, and ensuring that you have the financial security to wait for your company to grow are all issues that every new business owner must consider. With the landscape of business moving from city streets to web pages, it has never been easier for new business owners to make mistakes that lead to stolen ideas or legal consequences.

Failure to Register Your Copyright: If you create content and post it on your website technically a copyright exists on your work. The problem is, just because your work is copyrighted does not mean you have the right to legally protect it. In order to gain the right to pursue legal action against another party that uses your work, you will need to register it within the U.S. Copyright Office.

Registering Your Trademark at the State Level and Moving Online: The transition from local business to online storefront can be a difficult one for many companies. Not only does the business have to work on reaching a wider client base, they have to be prepared for the unique challenges the online world presents. One such challenge is trademark protection. Many businesses that are just beginning to take their company online will make the mistake of thinking their trademark is protected because it has been registered within their state. In all reality, once you go online you need to federally register your trademark immediately. Failure to protect yourself can result in a failed business.

Not Taking an Accusation Seriously: Good people can get caught in bad situations. If you are being accused of copyright infringement it is important to act quickly. If you receive a cease and desist letter, be sure to avoid infringing on the copyright again. More than that though, speak with a knowledgeable attorney to ensure that you will not face significant legal trouble. The last thing a new business needs, is a serious lawsuit.

Contact a United States Cyber Law Attorney

When dealing with the legalities of a complicated cyber world, it is important to have an experienced advocate on your side. Attorney John Nelson has spent years helping clients resolve cyber law issues. If you are looking to ensure that you have properly protected your intellectual property, or are worried that you may be facing a potential lawsuit, seek out the help you deserve. To schedule an entirely complimentary initial consultation with a skilled United States cyber law attorney, call us today at 1-800-440-5536




Back to Top