The days of buying DVD and CD’s or records, are long gone. Today, we live in a digital world where the content of these goods are digitally available to us online.
So certain goods and services have been completely digitized in this digital economy. This is why Intellectual Property in E-commerce is perhaps the most neglected, yet the highest value-bearing component of E-commerce. Technical security is necessary to deter the less experienced hacker. But intellectual property rights are there, for instance, to protect your business against potential disclosure of trade secrets and, as a result, against unfair competition. Hence disclosing of these rights before filing for protection of that property, is a common mistake.
That is why if you ever plan to start your E-commerce business. Please consult our office at Berg Carmelweg 10-A, call 4657800 or e-mail at [email protected] prior to disclosing anything pertaining to your intellectual property and make sure your E-commerce business is properly protected.
Furthermore, many small entrepreneurs tends to disregard protecting their intellectual property. One reason may be a lack of (proper) information or for financial reasons. Others might be opting in postponing it, awaiting its success. But unfortunately by that time it is usually too late.
Intellectual property, in E-commerce is serious business. We recommend that any content that is placed on your website to be something that: you own, or that you have the express permission to use. If it is in the public domain or is covered under fair use, you may also use it. Otherwise you are violating intellectual property rights of others.
In Curaçao there are IP laws in place that can help you stop violators. And at the Bureau for Intellectual Property of Curaçao we can also inform you about protection abroad.
For Startups & Small and Medium Entreprises we offer a one-time free consult.