How to Expand Internationally Without the Big International Expenses (and Risks)

Licensing is a low risk and low-cost way to plant your flag internationally. It’s less expensive than launching joint ventures or wholly owned subsidiaries. Licensing is an especially good strategy if you’re a startup or small business with limited financial resources. Licensing offers a number of strategies for entering international markets. Which one you use depends on your IP and business goals.

How to Sell Big Global Customers Without the Big Global Expenses

Increasing sales, especially to larger customers, doesn’t mean larger selling expenses. Recently a small environmental systems company licensed a larger company, giving it exclusive rights to sell its water pollution control and water treatment technology to their Fortune 50 customers. This licensing strategy expanded the company into a new sales […]

Is the Way Your Product Looks More Valuable than What it Does?

ou’ve spent a lot of money developing and building your new product. You got a utility patent around it. And it’s unique design stands out from the competition. Then a product appears with a similar look to yours. The value of your new invention takes a nose dive as you realize too late you failed to register a trade dress to further protect the unique look of your product.

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