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Startup Legal and IP

Paris Spring 2013 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.
2013-05-07, 03:30 PM


Philippe Beauregard
Managing Partner, Brunswick Law Firm

Philippe Beauregard's areas of practice include venture capital, private equity and M&A. In the past 12 years, his main focus has been on the representation of start-ups — or investors — at all stages of their development in a wide variety of industries (life sciences, en...

Gilles Rouvier
Managing Partner

Over the course of nearly 20 years, Gilles Rouvier has acquired solid and specific expertise representing French and international groups in an advisory, transactional and litigation role, and a strong practice in contract law, with a major focus on new technologies and t...

Joe Betts Lacroix
Co-Founder, OQO

Joe Betts-LaCroix founded OQO, creator of the world’s smallest PC, in 2000, and established the resulting market category of smaller-than-laptop PCs previously called UMPCs, and now called netbooks. He is now immersed in his new startup, Mousera, which is leveraging pre-...

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