In this module you have learned about how different forms of IP can be leveraged by start-ups and entrepreneurs at the earliest stages of the business. You have also learned some of the perils and pitfalls of using crowdfunding as a means to finance your business.
You have been introduced to real examples of start-ups and entrepreneurs who have faced difficulties with multiple infringements of their various IP rights almost as soon as they launched their crowdfunding campaign. You have also learned of some of the outcomes and solutions that they themselves have adopted and you have been introduced to other strategic possibilities that they might have pursued.
Whether or not the outcomes would have been different depends on each specific case. However, you are now better equipped to recognize and anticipate some of the IP legal challenges that you are likely to confront as you start and grow your business.