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By Tomima Edmark

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Once someone comes up with a great idea, mistrust and suspicionof others usually follow. And for good reason: You've gotsomething others could steal from you. How can you protect yourselfagainst would-be partners looking to rip you off? There arenumerous sources you can turn to for help.

Tomima Edmark is the inventor of the TopsyTail and severalother products and is author of The American Dream Fact Pack($49.95), available by calling (800) 558-6779. Questionsregarding inventions and patents may be sent to "BrightIdeas," Entrepreneur, 2392 Morse Ave., Irvine, CA92614.

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