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Starting a Business

Do You Copy?

To © or not to ©: How a copyright can protect your creative works
Starting a Business

What's in a Name?

Possibly your entire image. Before you rush to get your product on the market, take the time to choose the right name.
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Inventions: The Next Generation

Can't think of an original product? You don't have to. Making an existing product better could be your ticket to success.
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Watch Your Mouth!

If you don't want to lose the rights to your idea, don't talk about it--without a nondisclosure agreement, that is.
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Now Showing

Secrets to presenting your great idea

Second Opinion

When the going gets tough, consultants provide the expertise you need.
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Breaking New Ground

You've always been able to patent your inventions. Thanks to recent court rulings, you can now patent your ideas.

On Your Mark . . .

Just thought of a great new product? Well, that was the easy part. Here's how to get it off the drawing board.
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Buying Time

Have a great idea, but you're not quite ready for a patent? A provisional patent protects your rights--and ''holds your place'' in the Patent Office's line.
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The Best Defense

Resources to protect yourself against scams and legal thieves.
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Property Rights

What gives you the right to your idea? We'll tell you.
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Portion Control

Thinking about manufacturing offshore? Consider the cost of quotas first.
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Surprise Attack

Inventors beware: Submarine patents could surface when you least expect it.
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Shelf Life

Want to get your product on grocers' shelves? Don't go it alone.
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What Price Protection?

Want to secure your invention with a patent? It's going to cost you.