Very often innovations can become a game changer on the market and persons who own such instruments can get big profits just by using invented items or other types of intellectual property (IP). There are many reasons to protect intellectual property before the mass market will get access to it. First of all is a necessity to prevent any possibilities of fraud by competitors. Even good ideas in the modern world can be duplicated if an interested in it organisation or individual has resources and desire to use others’ achievements in certain spheres. Such a tendency has existed since the industrial revolution and methods of frauds can be very unfair, so only legal registration will be a stable and reliable method which is able to offer 100% guarantee against unauthorised copying. Patent a business idea is possible by help of an experienced lawyer or independently with assistance of agencies such as USPTO.
Types of property
Any item, technology, methodology, design, text can be unique, absolutely new and groundbreaking, so before an individual declares that something should be protected it is vital to make sure that there are no available analogues on the market.
Many variants of IP can be distinguished, but more often people register the following:
plants, mechanisms, design;
trade secrets, trademarks.
Actually, anything that is unique can be protected by law as IP, but entrepreneurs as well as companies should provide proof of breakthrough or uniqueness in order to eliminate chances of violating someone else’s interests. Depending on the country specific steps of registration can be required, however in most situations it is important to provide at least graphic, photos, models, exact description, way of working, functionality, purposes, solutions, and other sensitive information that can play a role of a key factor.