Re: Copyright a proto-type fishing bait
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on December 17, 2001 at 22:31:02:
In Reply to: Copyright a proto-type fishing bait posted by Mike Lambert on December 17, 2001 at 07:33:25:
: Like to know what I have to do to copyright a fishing bait that I have made. What do I have to do???
Dear Mr. Lambert,
The idea must be kept secret until you are ready to go public. Confidientiality agreements are the best way to go.
Copyright in likely of no value to protect the idea. A patent, if possible may be the best way to go.
Selling it yourself may also be a good way to profit. A trademark may get the product know even if it is copyiable. Coca Cola still has a great reputation despite the other Cola beverages.
If you market the bait yourself, there is a possibility that the end product may be able to be protected as a trade secret.
Disclosure to a qualified Intellectual Property lawyer you can trust may help you to fine the way.
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M. Arthur Auslander
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