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Microsoft BizSpark - Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business. Microsoft BizSpark is a worldwide partner of the Founder Institute, providing software, support, facilities, and mentoring to many entrprenuers within the Fouder Insitute network. Learn more about our partnership here, and sign-up for BizSpark here.

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Startup Legal and IP

Fall 2011 Amsterdam 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
2011-11-15, 06:30 PM


Alvin Khodabaks
Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

Alvin Khodabaks, partner at Clifford Chance, specialised in litigation, transactions and commercial contracting in the area of intellectual property, (information) technology and telecoms with a focus on internet, outsourcing, software and data(base) protection. Member...

Diederik Stols
Partner, Boekx Advocaten

Diederik Stols is seasoned FI mentor and a partner at Boekx Advocaten, a law firm dedicated to media and intellectual property, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Diederik’s practice has a focus on new media, traditional media, fast moving consumer goods and cultural in...

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