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How to secure new business idea
« on: Jan 17th, 2007, 8:27am »
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I am a new business owner and need to know if business ideas can be secured. My business idea is online related. I just want to safeguard my business from any close competition trying to clone my new services.  
The business is a form of online rating/ranking related database, so I am sure compettition exists already to different degrees and topics. I just want to make sure, nobody could pop up in the future and claim ownership to my business idea or steal it from me as competition. Am I trying to secure to much? Wink
Is there a way to secure business terms used for my business in addition to securing the business idea mentioned above (e.g. secure terms such as "widget rating" or "widget rank") ?
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Re: How to secure new business idea 2
« Reply #1 on: Jan 22nd, 2007, 8:36am »
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Yes, I have one E-commerce business model filed.
It usually takes 5-6 years waiting queue  
to examiner table.
The E-business patent is always costly and "not guarantee" will be issues.
Typical attorney fees (for filling & preparation only) range from 5K to 15K (expensive).  
In addition, E-business IP is not protected in Europe & Canada.
If your biz methodology is obvious and not novelty (weak).  
I suggest you to think twice.
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