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Do you have an excellent business idea but are scared to share with possible business partners because you are worried about idea theft? Is this concern keeping you stuck and not moving forward with your venture?


Perhaps you are wondering if you can get a patent (or trademark) to protect your idea. Is it even possible or affordable? 

 

I've got good news and bad news for you. 


The bad news is that getting a patent quickly or cheaply is not possible and may not even be your best form of legal protection.  Patents are expensive, take a long time, and often don't fully protect inventors and entrepreneurs. Nor are they always granted … even when earned or valid!


So what is an entrepreneur to do? 


The good news is that I am sharing my [ 14 ]( http://r.newsletter-best4businesses.com/mk/cl/f/Nr37lLrAxNdGJ8SRPZ0fWNJgGUDmBR3FuvcHvUzFUA9dta2IL8DWeKQuyZyO7DfEzsuI9_2ex8LGsqkTF6G735d1gpmZy8MvUXxbRptd0cy1TJ-c0VR8r8mYxSxUTX888x_jLQ_qGBhgSQxVnzK9jkwCi-W34UTNbMeKOMCRSudUnB8L-yHf-bKWC4Ai-UY5aABJ2RqNlgUHFDvpuCYHaYFL2VbpMH84_t_70A )[ market-proven ways to protect your business idea ]( http://r.newsletter-best4businesses.com/mk/cl/f/pjyNHvqzOw-dDZXgM_0NcriwwPard08bxL29JFVm9ClIi5tuYpUGoWNuG3hm9h7pR0V12lpBmsXw0MsHbxgF4GlN8v8TRoYQX36o8hxrN-kmQZ0BGuPMzSCWhzn9KoFlqic0jXP5ax_6kE58lbbD1VXsb1ozP0dSUyLPTvyhFhZThSRs_UTDll6G9bB1n5jds8e5xVDXMAHxwaGo96WpSfs-xM9X3m3ttGCWDw ) that are less costly and quicker than going getting a full patent. Recently I used these tactics to protect my new business ideas: 

 
 

Get Patent Pending Designation
 

Did you know that you can get the legal right to add "patent pending" to your products faster and quicker than getting a full patent granted? It's true!
 

This is called a[ Provisional Patent ]( http://r.newsletter-best4businesses.com/mk/cl/f/6x774mw5eQEvvO1Ztjqeh4kVKURyGmWJcIQ6ObPYcTQ2McOdzhKrBh8DDDC8ef1kv0lqUoIlttbKGwoMSZ3AUaO4NYNsgHrHBq4nyGum3V6m-iaWvSPoVXGz7vrKJuJvlssb0SzhujPMAgu3ziu0Suq6TFRqbW2qPgSoeJPM_SYMtHrcu4tb9GtMMr6tjUWCCJSYz4fa8Ki_bCmP_2wh6D-0Z2y5b3ybPGOGCTtmf-SeLgy7ugTFucobZwgfayYsQEGDQjC5DY26qdUGoEHI1TxgzQOeYXVTonM9GD_1yaw6Hr5HnH0jzSCklpvnp_A45sioqSOn69kNceCI3TuJIVfXpi-ku49vrn-wEEIufNUwpndxTyTau5onWA7Z ) and allows you to immediately use the term "patent pending" - a powerful deterrent for would-be idea thieves. This type of protection worked well for me to safeguard my specialty cosmetic designs from suppliers I needed to consult before market launch. 
 

These two words (Patent Pending) are often enough to scare off possible idea thieves and informs investors of your seriousness. [ The cost is surprisingly affordable (starting at under $200) at Legalzoom - get the latest discount here.  ]( http://r.newsletter-best4businesses.com/mk/cl/f/IfUVYkrS9OGvSHuURG7tO7Ikcgxy_aCdZfM91iN8zrReTUcCvyEiy3RWuibbl8ouZSf3OYyh6iQZhui6oTRPCnOwbynPni6-7_k9YrZWyASsNSe-tLAJ6pjhe8kdrhuI51Y5HiN6Ih9qIWRSFOTpoHDFlQ6JxVepULzLr1In_zGW8lGalnyKAZ34YbTM5QlsWqTN_8DI5DPevErDzuXP7HxVvTdQPixei5KC71QiBHGo67yHvKvuAuyAbPgDWkQKewsJQQljLEPxukiUxecCKDmUI1SGfNabKZhCVfXUt40YYjCC3moCBmu5iYQu8g4SPS4RYYX4WGo6d5d4npDz3xnqGo42ZY4bTWXIRUSZh3VeP_TEIrTN-WPyLKmp )
 



Use Legally Binding Agreements
 

Sadly, most intellectual property theft takes place from the inside of your company by employees and subcontractors. To stop these people from taking your ideas use properly prepared legal contracts such as t[ Work for Hire Agreements (for subcontractors) ]( http://r.newsletter-best4businesses.com/mk/cl/f/HYEl7BN29Qu2Km1kdr0buhy6k8xeGQezDj8RUpEMb6-0F4vFTlWLiT397ojDIOtzjTxDwuRJsZ_Xx2bIHEolUJg-Yiq-hWOshuIJS30aULxDt19cG6_gd2TZR-hjTv9nF1UE-BmmRiIMVkAvxh9Lv2K3J6Osk0fQ2oUCgn4wbBOol3zSrKAmFa9AFogSrjlVCn5QTJt_z6NDg5Ys8lNxmjf2p7Ind8Ya30PRpgHi1UyAzBN8ye4KbkQc0_n8J1HpLwt7xO0Hi_oTcbghZZambVQx7Apn3g6v68x94aPSW9ugVXDHTrkToWnvYF-2voAMom1AuP-qlDg ) and [ Non-Compete Agreements (for employees).  ]( http://r.newsletter-best4businesses.com/mk/cl/f/SYJCoQXyv-Jxbsw0PnUdmObTITTQgh1GNxAEliO5HaOjg-t0GyYrO2YdPzOgWX89pJK5nmIEf8ablTXzpaI7S1XF9vzwMKYSyw4XoblN5BZVuxyon9N4VXqexLL-NivJjyD4-UI5NoyRh-Gmmf6gURPbO7-PyxfXzu94PTyqUJjmy32ozIaz2V0EfT83PKvAuPEnBYfi-_H4Py_mYrbxfD1GfeE5x6R76Kc8PPLmwWayKdohLDGFsb2oMAGN5cGxpJKgMDXpOxujrmg_hupVvl8fjaIii-ylDA6YVtC3eQDhOfmVZsa-v6HKBIEDuUUwQS5PHLJbEMMOxMexsIDlo_2JiR--1vFDGCJ7kvk )
 

These legal documents saved a project of mine recently from a dishonest graphic designer who tried to steal my design prototype rights. 
 

FREE copy of these legal documents courtesy of the professional attorneys at Legalzoom:
 

[ DOWNLOAD Work for Hire Agreement  ]( http://r.newsletter-best4businesses.com/mk/cl/f/vR5N2CXakGb3sik4aMTMMzs3qn57vpEfqWHzktsSHubo9DK21EFH2NxHm49D4lP_xebjNNZTDPTAQ7mAnH_r_5YasZZ17J9cGSF_S40WSChg8_1GCyCD89m849KQmHLYaJ4vImMEle85PJOEVzFnFR24Je4GLLHQxxCqv3pMdB6Vil2z8rp2iBn31uCqOo10RgKDWCLFr940TRwZxycrGcG5Yupk07JKp1dreLYW07Fs7ApGgwqF88LOB0eziVpFYB3fq6q8Lpl9PdaDJdaNMmcSUZTx9Deb8QrfhIfIgbT-Ab-HLtzVrcZ4t-uslto0qYe0gJdBK8c )
[ DOWNLOAD Non Disclosure Contract ]( http://r.newsletter-best4businesses.com/mk/cl/f/Hq7Saajk6yiiKfhcDpPAxx8-vf6fVAbp2LEWnxUbcX6qnIZXHunm2xZn0TGMNjgy1WitUabBklNVQI6OAFWjwS5l454wYxh-AEaznlRhdFhA3chdJfc44JDPwaYay6RgTHbiS7xYZAgjT7chQyMcCNMceVByi6NNcrs7_Ki7V3d4MQq4gQmnzB5Njxb4fa0tbI3b71IRS6Df55i3TQsKBKfs00czWrtUrM1yStc4d5AEYzhd0V0kNiij1v6UPg5Z-f8A9ZOdJQlKS5ae-DMp6T6TzjsXQTTpoGv_y7156dQ9BSSpQU-DP_ikdualMsn-IAJU )



NEXT STEPS


Not that you know how to protect your business ideas, [ learn how to sell your business ideas to a company or investors in my step by step guide here ]( http://r.newsletter-best4businesses.com/mk/cl/f/us4R3Xfm0qnt9L96BkwfhCcceXBWzvYJFODenU1JsawvrIDjY5yxcwStauUZcV9-1PsPuZYCJmrvpsXh5_98LtnKFw06ZUE1j6aCo_zPoMZEGdcWpXoLlkbUcFQ-G_a8FeaEh-RaNgPwMSJ4AvEkzse71gy7jlblPbeK0-nqDi-35cz0CKTCkWABgjSvRRRxcpvTBeHwsEvUmw )
 

 

Much success to you my fellow entrepreneurs,
Marsha Kelly
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