Re: Television show - protecting the concept before proceeding
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on August 03, 2001 at 07:32:03:
In Reply to: Television show - protecting the concept before proceeding posted by B. Russell on August 03, 2001 at 05:01:54:
Your ideas can be protected in a variety of ways.
For instance: names such as: "The Simpsons, or Mickey Mouse, or Beavis & Butthead" can be protected by trademark.
Character appearances can also be protected by trademark in some cases, but more likely as COPYRIGHTS.
You can protect (non-patentable) ideas only by contract, such as confidentiality agreements, work-for-hire agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, etc.
When you are serious about protecting your imagination, come visit us on the web:
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