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Hope this clarifies things. I am looking to secure my individual business concepts before it's too late. The concepts I am looking to secure are as follows - business name, business phone number, and educational materials and ideas(textbook). All of these I ideas and concepts I have personally put together and are my ideas. I currently have an S-Corp with the owner of building. In this building is where our courses take place. He has provided the facility I have provided all of the intellectual properties business, name, business phone number, and textbooks (which I have written). I am the sole instructor and have put together the entire learning curriculum. We are currently incorporated together as eg. XYZ University, Inc and function as a ficticous name under 305TEACHER. Our phone number is XXXXX EG. 305-TEA-CHER same as our d/b/a.
The phone number is XXXXX has always been under my personal phone account. I obtained this number much before we ever entered into our S-Corp. As I said my partner is basically a facilitator and nothing more. I fear that if I don't protect the concept now, if I still can? I can later become expendable as he owns the facility and could operate using my concepts taking everything I have so worked so hard in putting together.
We currently don't have any partnership agreement as who gets what if our business become defunct or we have a disagreement.
According to department of corps I was told that XYZ University does not have rights to the name 305TEACHER. Since we are using it as a fictitious name. Should I go ahead and register 305teacher under my personal corp and put the textbooks and phone number as owned by the corp?
Any and all suggestions are needed, thanks.
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