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Do You Copy?

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

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.

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.

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.

Now Showing

Secrets to presenting your great idea

Second Opinion

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

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.

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.

The Best Defense

Resources to protect yourself against scams and legal thieves.

Property Rights

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

Portion Control

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

Surprise Attack

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

Shelf Life

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

What Price Protection?

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