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Startup Legal and IP

Summer 2011 Colombia Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about law in order to run a successful startup? When should a Founder use a lawyer, and when should you rely on your own work? What are the key terms in contracts to understand and to avoid? What are common legal mistakes? How should a Founder handle their intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? What are common intellectual property problems, and how do you deal with them cost effectively?

Build a legal and IP strategy.
2011-05-31, 06:30 PM


Andrés Felipe Umaña Chaux
Asociado Senior, Brigard & Urrutia

Andrés Umaña - Asociado Senior en Brigard & Urrutia Abogados. Fue asesor de la Vicepresidencia jurídica de la Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá para temas de tecnología y asociado de Estudios Palacios Lleras. Es Miembro del Grupo de Internet, Comercio Electrónico y Telecomun...

Hans Christian Boehlke
Commercial Director,

Hans Christian Boehlke Commercial Director celumania and Companies founded:; 1994 1995; 1999; 2004; esmoviles 2005 (in 13 countries), 2009 Industrial Engineer from Universidad de losAn...

Brian Reale
Brian Reale - Co-founder and CEO, Colosa, Inc. (Bogotá FI), Colosa, Inc.

Brian Reale is the co-founder and CEO of Colosa Inc., the developer of ProcessMaker (, a leading open source BPM & Workflow Software technology. Mr. Reale also co-founded Spotless, LLC (, an entertainment technology company that...

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