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  •  The EvO:R-Pedia Musicians Tips Section

    Welcome to the EvO:R Tips Section. We call this section EvO:R-Pedia because it is like a complete reference library for Indie musicians...Just about every tip has been used so you won't find false promises and a series of books to buy after reading each tip. This section was put here by musicians so that people that followed can take this knowledge and use it's power.

    Protect Your Creativity
    By Alexander Gordon

    As an entrepreneur, you are undoubtedly blessed with the ability to come up with new ideas for products and services. Sometimes, a competitor comes up with a similar idea and manages to make money out of it before you do. A great deal of planning, money, time and effort are required to turn these ideas into invention and innovation.

    Due to the often-enormous investment in both capital and brain power to turn an idea into a reality, it becomes essential to get reasonable legal protection. That’s why owners need intellectual property rights.

    Intellectual Property Rights:

    To secure rights over intellectual properties like literary work, animated movies, photographs and logos, the work must be original and should be presented in some tangible format like a book or audio CD.

    The following tools provide right over intellectual property:

    Patents: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office give protection to your innovative business methods and new products at legal costs ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. If you get your product patented, no one else can make or sell your invention without paying you a royalty.

    While applying for patent, remember that your idea must be new and innovative and should not have been made public in any way.

    Copyrights: These rights provide protection to the authors of literary, dramatic, musical and other intellectual works like audio-visual performances. You can get your work registered with the U.S. Copyright Office by paying a $45 basic fee. It is essential to prominently display the copyright symbol and a statement along with your work to avoid the infringement.

    Trademarks: Any words, symbols, logos, graphics or images that create an identity for a brand can also be protected by trademarking them. A trademark application can be submitted online as well as in person. A trademark must be unique and original to get legal protection.

    You can get reasonable legal protection for trade secrets as well. You can get it done by getting a non-disclosure agreement signed by everyone who knows your business secrets.

    These days, it is easy to access any famous website, but, no one can copy images or data from these websites as they are also protected by the law. “Cyber- squishing” laws stop other web sites who try to imitate the trademarked web sites’ names. Companies can also get their products registered in other countries where they have viable markets.

    Though registering your intellectual property is not mandatory, it just makes sense. Unless you are protected, you cannot claim damages, so it’s better to get your creative and innovative works registered. After all, protection is bliss.

    You can also get help from lawyers and legal experts’ web sites for a more detailed understanding of the registration procedure.

    Alexander Gordon is a writer for http://www.smallbusinessconsulting.com - The Small Business Consulting Community. Sign-up for the free success steps newsletter and get our booklet valued at $24.95 for free as a special bonus. The newsletter provides daily strategies on starting and significantly growing a business.

    Business Owners all across the country are joining "The Community of Small Business Owners” to receive and provide strategies, insight, tips, support and more on starting, managing, growing, and selling their businesses. As a member, you will have access to true Millionaire Business Owners who will provide strategies and tips from their real-life experiences.


  • Charlie Harrelson- Founder of EvO:R and solo guitarist TL2
    A Message from the founder of EvO:R
    The Independent Music world has become so fragmented that anyone entering into this arena will be lost without having a chance of survival. What every independent musicians needs is information, understanding and a path that leads to success. Sure, you can buy a few books from authors that never played a note or loaded a single amp into a moving van. Pipe dreams are all over the Internet.

    At EvO:R we pride ourselves with sections dedicated to Independent Music News called (The EvO:R Street Journal), Musicians Success Stories and Tips called (EvO:R-pedia) and a Musicians Testimonial Section called (The Goods) dedicated to Internet based companies that deliver on their promises.

    All this news and information and we don't charge a single penny. We also respect your online privacy by refusing to track your browsing habits while on our website. We simply want to deliver the BEST news, information and success stories for the Independent Musician.

    Thank-you for visiting EvO:R and tell the world that we are out here..
    Charlie Harrelson
    Founder of EvO:R
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