Every now and then we all come up with an idea about a product that should be made, that seems good enough to do something about. That is usually where it ends because we don’t follow through and ask ourselves “how can I protect my idea?”

The answer is easy: You protect your idea by writing it down first, then drawing a sketch if necessary and then submit it to the copyright or patent office. Once that legal protection is taken care of, then you can start sharing the idea with others.

We live in a very competitive world where people you thought were friends will steal your idea for their own monetary gain. You can never be too careful, so going through the legal process first will give you peace of mind knowing that no one is likely to steal your idea.