Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: how do i copywright or protect an idea
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Posted by Kim on November 11, 2002 at 02:36:03:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: how do i copywright or protect an idea posted by M Arthur Auslander on September 04, 2002 at 21:29:17:
I am submitting my writing to various magazines How can I protect my property, and use my pen name? Please advise.
: : I am trying to find out how I can copywright some poems that I have written before they are submitted to a copy for examination.
: Dear Theleta Williams,
: Just registering a copyright is not likely to give you the protection that you need.
: I'm sure your biggest concern in any event is getting your poems published. The is by far the hardest part, with or without a copyright registration.
: Dear ,
: The Reality Check® is the way to examine an invention to see what can
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: I am a lawyer, and also specially registered to practice before the Patent
: and Trademark Office. The first thing you do is to keep your invention
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: There is great danger in using or disclosing an invention before the first
: patent application has been filed unless it is in confidence.
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