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I want to create a startup which will be a software-based but I’m currently working for a company. Do I have to leave the company before I can start my business? Can my employer claim right on this startup?

Did you sign an employment agreement with the company you are working with currently? Does that agreement have a non-compete clause or any other stipulation restricting you from working independently? Does it have a clause for IP assignment? These are some of the questions you must consider before starting your business while working for the company.


Did you sign an employment agreement with the company you are working with currently? Does that agreement have a non-compete clause or any other stipulation restricting you from working independently? Does it have a clause for IP assignment? These are some of the questions you must consider before starting your business while working for the company.


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