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Why you should not proceed as an ad hoc working group

Posted by Andy Freed on 4/18/13 7:44 AM

As standards initiatives develop, a fork in the road that many hit is the question on whether to formally incorporate the entity or continue operating under a more informal structure, often referred to as a “promoter-adopter” model.

While no one likes to pay legal fees, the reality is that incorporation carries with it significant benefits for an organization and the process of establishing a corporate structure is fairly easy. For those considering whether to incorporate, here are some reasons why it’s typically a good idea:

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Topics: Starting an Association, working group, Legal, incorporation, Standards, Intellectual Property

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