How do I protect my idea?
l knew there were different laws to protect ownership of new ideas, designs, secrets, even smells, sounds, colors, movement, etc. And I had heard of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets and also the so called poor-man’s patent, but I didn’t understand what exactly protects what until I read this article "Protecting Your Invention, Software, Logo, Writing, Design, Cartoon, Idea…"
If you have written, invented, designed, drawn or improved something and you are not clear about your rights of protection, this article is a must read. It applies a practical layman’s terms approach to knowing your rights.