How do you manage your IP for the software startup? (money wise)

Alex Lashkov
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Hey there! The situation is that I have a SaaS startup (AI writing assistant and language skill improvement app). We are based in the US (C-Corp), have a local and European trademarks, however, our customers and users are located throughout the world. We already see some IP threats and folks trying to mimic our brand, copy-pasting features in countries like Brazil, etc. So, the question is, how I can take full control of our IP and legal protection given that we are a startup with a small team, relatively tiny budget, etc. I've found the article ( where along with the advice like using the PPA filings and working with local attorney in the countries we want to get protected they recommend implementing an IP management system. Would you do that, and what are your approaches to global brand and IP protection? Any recommendations on how to build the process and save a buck?


It's fantastic to hear about your SaaS startup! Protecting your IP is crucial, especially when dealing with global users. Considering your small team and budget, implementing an IP management system can be a smart move. Alongside PPA filings and local attorneys, it can provide a structured approach to safeguarding your brand. Another strategy is to monitor your online presence and brand mentions. Tools like DarkVR can help you keep an eye on potential IP threats and infringements, even on a budget. Building a process for IP protection that includes proactive monitoring can save you from costly legal battles down the road. Even though this thread is two years old, the importance of IP protection for startups remains relevant.