Tofu – Q&A: Intellectual property law with Drew Smith, founder of Resonate IP, 5 key takeaways from the Energy Tech Summit, 49 business name ideas to inspire you [+7 brand name generators]
Q&A: Intellectual property law with Drew Smith, founder of Resonate IP
Intellectual Property is key to protecting and building the value of your climate tech business and mitigating risk.
But when should climate tech companies consider protecting their brands and IP? What are the different concepts of IP law and the steps to consider? In preparation for our upcoming Q&A event, "Creating and Protecting Your Intellectual Property in Climate Tech", we sat down with Drew Smith, founder of Resonate IP: an intellectual property law firm, where he answered some common questions when it comes to IP law. [read more]
Climate tech marketing commentary [paid]
5 key takeaways from the Energy Tech Summit
What we’re reading
49 business name ideas to inspire you [+7 brand name generators]
Building a company from the ground up requires a lot of strategy and planning. You will want to carefully consider your brand and the image you'll project to consumers before your startup is ready to launch.
HubSpot breaks down 49 unique business name ideas and what respective industry they would work well in. A trademark is another step you need to consider after determining your business name. On June 2nd, Tofu will be hosting an event that discusses the importance of trademarks and intellectual property law.
So, how can you stand out from your competitors?
The most visible way is to create a unique business name. With a catchy, creative, and descriptive name, your business and brand will be memorable — consumers will recognize it online, in advertisements, or in stores. A unique business name also helps separate your products and services from the competition… [read more]
From the archives [paid]
Know Thy Climate Tech Buyer's Journey
Growth marketing only works if your content is aligned with what your buyer is looking for
We've all come across this statistic: that approximately 70% of the B2B buyer's journey is complete before a buyer even reaches out to sales (SiriusDecisions). But what do we mean by "buyer's journey"? And how are our buyers of climate tech solutions researching information during the 70% of their time they're not talking to our sales teams? [Read More]
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⚖️ Join Tofu in an exclusive online Q&A 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET for paid Tofu members with Drew Smith, Founder of Resonate IP where we will dive into what climate tech companies need to know about what intellectual property (IP) is, when you should start thinking about protecting your IP, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, and how to take the first steps.
🖥️ Eric shared a fun, fast-paced volunteer-run event in Colorado called Switch which will include sharing sustainable energy ideas.
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