In the early stages startups often don’t focus on compliance, trademarks, and legal agreements among founders because they are so busy building and shipping the product. However this can lead to messy legal battles down the road which is something you clearly want to avoid. It was recently brought to my attention that there are free legal services available to startups in NYC at the Brooklyn School of Law at the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP). In addition to other legal services, if you have a patentable technology, BLIP will find a you an up and coming lawyer that will help you protect you and your business. BLIP’s mission statement is:
“BLIP functions like a full-service, technology-oriented law firm in which students provide transactional, policy, some litigation and general legal support to tech-oriented startup clients, innovators and entrepreneurs.”
Contact blip(@)brooklaw.edu for more information.