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Entrepreneurs’ Guide to the Legal World
August 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
For entrepreneurs and businesses, choices come quickly. Often the first choice is to decide how to protect your business, ideas, and yourself by establishing a legal entity and building an intellectual property portfolio. Even for an ongoing business, it may still be advantageous to reconsider initial choices.
The Hidden Factors of Choosing a Business Entity
Ku Yoo, partner at Chang & Yoo LLP, represents businesses, investors, high net-worth individuals, investment vehicles, and funds in various industries including startup, biotech, software, and real estate, in addition to electronics manufacturers and suppliers and services in hospitality and construction. In this presentation, Ku will explain many of the critical (and hidden) factors that entrepreneurs and businesses should consider in making your choice of entities. Entity topics include the pros and cons of entity choices, your exit strategy and what it means, investor preferences, tax implications, and common tactics to protect your business assets.
The Steps to Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Vadim Cherkasov is an intellectual property attorney with a focus on patent and trademark prosecution. He worked as a mechanical engineer prior to his legal practice, and has experience with patents in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, electrical devices, biometric-based security systems, power generation equipment, agricultural devices, computer network systems, and software-based systems. Vadim will explain the steps available to entrepreneurs and businesses to protect their intellectual property. Intellectual property topics include the choice between different forms of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), strategy and requirements for each form of protection, and potential pitfalls to consider.
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