After one of the guest lecture, to be honest, I was still curious about crowdfunding. What is crowdfunding? So I searched on google and found that….
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.
This picture show how it works
Guest lecturer mentioned that it’s always better to bring your new product to the market than keep it secret in order to receive feedback from people who might be your future customers.They introduced some good crowdfunding website:
• www.crowdcube.com : not give just money, but ‘smart money’
• www.fundingcircle.com : for people who don’t want to take risk
TRADE MARKS ®
Trade marks identify the goods and services of particular traders. Signs that are suitable for distinguishing products or services of a particular enterprise from that of other companies are eligible for trade mark protection.
– Indications of origin of goods
– For particular classes of goods
– Unlimited term (renewal fees)
– National or regional right
The difference between ™ and ®
™ = Mark being used as an indication of origin of goods.
® = Mark is registered.
When you register you’ll be able to:
• take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters
• put the ® symbol next to your brand – to show that it’s yours and warn others against using it
• sell and license your brand
To register a trade mark, click https://www.gov.uk/how-to-register-a-trade-mark