By World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)


Internet Entrepreneur


6+6 Drivers for Entrepreneurship

Internet Business and Revenue Models

Solo Interpreneur

How Much You Can Earn Online from Ads

5 Tips for Internet Startups

IP for SMEs


Benefits of e-Business

Modern IT-powered Value Chain

Internet Power

Website    Customer-focused Website

ICT for SMEs

e-Business Adoption

IT/Business Alignment: Top 10 Tips

ERP Implementation: Top 10 Tips

Internet Marketing

Content Marketing

Social Media Marketing


IP in e-Commerce

Understanding How IP Relates to E-Commerce

Taking Stock of Your IP Assets

Web Site

Internet Domain Names


Distribution of Content on the Internet

Using Care in Disclosures on the Internet

Important Contracts and IP

Partnerships with Gov. and Edu. Institutions

IP Concerns About International Transactions

Much of the work of a successful E-Commerce business involves marketing products and services on the Internet, often through a company web site or in correspondence carried on by executives and employees.

In the process of this marketing activity, it is important to protect your E-Commerce business’ IP. Inadvertent disclosures can harm or even destroy your IP rights. This is because under many national laws patent protection may not be granted if an invention has been publicly disclosed even for a short period of time before filing the patent application. Also, public disclosure of trade secrets destroys their protection as IP. 

Before disclosing your IP on the Internet (see that IP Audit you created under Checklist Item #II), check with your legal advisor to make sure that you are not inadvertently damaging an IP asset.

It is equally as important to avoid disclosures of third party IP. Be careful in posting the inventions or works of other companies on your web site; as noted above in Items # III and VI)