Everett, WA asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Copyright and Products Liability for Washington

Q: How do I go about looking into a idea I have that's related to bail bonds and something I want to possibly invent safely

I have a idea that would be something you can pay into with a bailbonds company and want to look in to making this idea work if its possible and so how would I do that without getting my idea stolen but I don't have much money and don't really have any to put into this project I think its a good idea that would be very profitable but its just a matter if its legally possible and if so how would I go about getting it made into a legally legit idea plan that would include a useable rough draft agreement contract that will be legally possible and that I would use to be the agreement that would be used in my idea so I can then move forward with making it a actual working and useable agreement contract if I am able to make my idea a real working thing used in the bail bond world available to the public as a possible option to anyone whos willing to pay for such a thing. Please let me know please and thank you

2 Lawyer Answers

A: Local law libraries provide ample self-help resources re: Intellectual Property and Business law. Typically a Non Disclosure Agreement is a great tool to help prevent disclosure of confidential information re: your ideas. You might need to ultimately file for a copyright, trademark, and/or patent, depending on the parameters of your idea. A clearly defined and written business plan is also a good starting tool. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: You're talking about the protection of intellectual property, an invention. You could consult with a patent attorney as a start. While this is posted in the products liability section, attorneys in this area might not be in a position to provide the input you may be seeking. Products liability is more closely related to people getting injured from dangerous products.

Tim Akpinar

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