Don’t watch
copy you!
Stop them!

Whether you run an online business, create inventions, owns a company, start a new venture, or work for a small to medium-sized enterprise, your dedication and effort should be safeguarded.

Let’s make sure your hard work can benefit your business and not be taken by your competitors. 

copy defense TOOLS

Online courses, webinars and 1:1 sparring

I understand that starting your copy defense can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Starting with easy and cost-free steps is a great way to get going, and it can enough to discourage some of the less aggressive copycats from copying you.

I’ve put together a bunch of helpful resources, like checklists, workbooks, videos, and even games to help you out.  And I keep updating them so you can find what helps you best to keep what’s rightfully yours.

I promise: You do not need to be a legal expert or understand complex laws to protect your business! 

Learn how to use your your rights! patents! copyrights! contracts! trade secrets! design protection! publications! trademarks! contracts!

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want to stop copies & ideatheft?

But don't know how...

Don’t worry. I am here to help you.

My name is Gyde; I help entrepreneurs, inventors, creators, and business owners protect their reputations and revenue against the damage that a copy can do.

No matter your experience or background, I’m here to provide knowledge, best practices and pragmatic solutions used by businesses across the globe, so you can protect what’s yours against copycats, imitators, and other abuses.

Don’t wait for them to snatch your ideas. Be ready when the copycats come for your revenue and safeguard your revenue and growth!

I am with you
every copy defending
step of the way


Start with free stuff

It’s not that hard once you start.

Read the blog posts that are relevant to you. Sign up for the newsletter and get used to the terms and concepts. 

You can also follow me on social media and get small bites daily.


Build your protection

Maybe you already know that you need to build a wall of protection around your business gems.

Then you should check out what I am currently offering: online courses, events, and webinars may be just what you need.


Optimize with sparring

Maybe you need a nudge to get over the initial hurdle. Or do you need a professional partner so you don’t feel alone with your challenges? Maybe you learn best in 1:1 sparring sessions with full focus on your questions. 

No problem, book an idearlify® SPARRING session or invest in a bundle if you need regular meetings with a professional sparring partner.

Soon I am offering idearlify® SPARRING-packs that combine all offers to give you a high-value-low(er)-cost-offer with tested methods and sparring. 

Why i share

copy defense knowledge...

If you’re a business owner, it can really get you down when financial roadblocks pop up because of a lack of understanding about intellectual property rights. 

From my 14 years of experience as an IP expert, I’ve seen countless companies miss out on big opportunities and make critical oversights.

→ That’s why I developed PATENTsmarter™, a pragmatic solution that equips everyone – no matter their background or budget – with proven methods to safeguard their business.

so you can protect what's yours

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DISCLAIMER: PATENTsmarter™ content is not legal advice

PATENTsmarter™ is not a patent law firm and does not provide legal or any other advice.

PATENTsmarter™ is an informational and educational website operated by European Patent Attorneys, particularly the Owner, founder, and CEO of PATENTsmarter™, Gyde Balzer Carstensen.

Please read our Terms & Conditions before using the information offered in the shop or by any other means by PATENTsmarter™.

All Products and Services, Blogs, Mentoring, Tailor-made Solutions, Events, Webinars, Workshops, and more, including any Material or Content shared by PATENTsmarter™, are for educational and illustrative purposes only, aimed at better understanding the law and its potential opportunities and risks, and cannot be construed as legal advice.

Simplification may be necessary to improve the conceptual understanding

The content is not guaranteed to be correct or updated with recent national or international law changes. Sometimes concepts have been simplified to reduce complexity and to ensure a better conceptual understanding, which means that selected topics or aspects may be omitted or not highlighted from all angles.

Use the information – but remember to get professional advice

It is your (the user’s) responsibility as a business owner to ensure that you know the legal consequences of your actions and, thus, also to consult a patent attorney or legal advisor before you act on anything you learned or concluded based on Products, Services, and Content provided by PATENTsmarter™.

Although PATENTsmarter™ can help streamline your work and highlight available opportunities and risks to consider, it cannot replace seeking advice from a patent attorney or legal advisor.

Your specific situation, business model, product details, competitor situation, and behavior are some of the aspects affecting your legal status and may, in some cases, seem to contradict what you learned in, e.g., specific PATENTsmarter™ courses.

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PATENTsmarter™ does not guarantee or promise specific results or outcomes for businesses or individuals participating in or using Products or Services provided via this web page or associated Services.

Your business, your responsibility – remember to seek critical advice before you act

Any person can learn with PATENTsmarter™, but results will vary and depend on case-specific details, understanding of the content presented, the personal effort involved in translating it, and the competence of advisors, as explained above.

If you want my hands-on support as your counsel, this can not be done through PATENTsmarter™. You can reach out to me through my consultancy agreement with Larsen & Birkeholm; however, since this is an entirely independent business, please do not expect discounts or other perks due to the purchase of PATENTsmarter™ products. I only offer a limited number of counseling hours at Larsen & Birkeholm, so you may need to reach out in good time if you would like my case-specific services.