By the end of May I basically plan to have this section of the thread re-edited to the point of Titles, a brief description and useful set of links (pref. no more than 3 per term).
NOTE: This does NOT constitute legal advice. This is merely meant to act as a resource aid.
SECTIONS (so far)
- Intellectual Property
- Business Structures
- Useful Sites
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - TRADEMARK
A trade mark can be one, or a combination of, the following:
- a business name
- a product name
- a sub-brand
- a distinctive catch phrase
- a logo, picture or symbol
- a colour, word, letter, number or sound
- a distinctive product shape
- an aspect of packaging
- a scent Ref:ActuateIP
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - PATENT
Patent usually refers to the right granted to anyone who invents any new, useful, and non-obvious process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter. ref: Wikipedia.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - PATENT INFRINGEMENT
CONTRACT - NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
CONTRACT - NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT – SAMPLE FORMS
CONTRACT - NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT
CONTRACT - NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT – SAMPLE FORMS
CONTRACT - GAME DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT (also referred to more generically as "Project/Product development agreement")
CONTRACT - GAME DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT - SAMPLE FORM
CONTRACT - GAME DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT - A LAWYER'S REVIEW OF A "Call of Duty" GDA
BUSINESS STRUCTURE - SOLE PROPRIETOR
BUSINESS STRUCTURE - PARTNERSHIP
BUSINESS STRUCTURE - LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
As mentioned, this is a work in progress. The reason I am posting now is to obtain useful additions to the post.
Update: April 20, 2012
Edit: If something like this already exists - could they point it out on the site so I can go "well that saved me a bucket load of future effort".