Human beings are very creative, it’s one of the most important traits we have as a species but even though we all have the potential to come up with great ideas, we’re also envious and greedy beings and a lot of us would jump at the opportunity to take credit for someone else’s work. Whatever idea you have, whether it’s an intention, a piece of writing, music or even a work of art, it’s your brain child – your intellectual property.
It’s normal to be excited about something you came up with and are proud of, so it makes sense that you’d want to share it with others around you but before you can post whatever you came up with online, you might want to protect it from those who might steal it and try to post your work as theirs. While a lot of people will be genuinely happy about what you accomplished, a lot will get spiteful right away.
Some people will try to demean your work out of envy and offer you deconstructive critique without you asking but that’s all normal and you can just ignore this because you know better; however, others will steal your work and when this happens, you need to know what you can do about it. In no way, should you ever let anyone else get away with stealing your intellectual property, your best course of action is to reach out to Incubate IP and speak to a lawyer about how your intellectual property is being stolen. It doesn’t matter how they got a hold of your work before you put a trademark over it, it’s still your work and them stealing it is a criminal offence that shouldn’t go unpunished.