Once you have invented a new Product Idea then how do you protect your invention idea?
Get to Patent Pending
Applicable intellectual property may include:
(1) Patent protection for any new invention, product idea, or an improvement on an existing product, process or service may be patentable if the invention, product idea, improvement comprises at least one new and non-obvious element, part, or step. First step is to document your invention, see Document your Invention.
(2) Trademark protection covers branding, such as a name, logo, or graphic that identifies and distinguishes your product idea or service offering, website name (known as a URL such as www.DripID.com) from others. You can and should use TM next to or in close proximity to your mark(s) or graphics that distinguish you product idea. TM simply means that you claim a common law right to the mark, which by virtue of your use (marketing and selling) you have a right to claim. As a reminder, use of ® is strictly prohibited until your application is completely approved and your mark is registered at the United States Trademark Office. In fact, improper use of ® is illegal and can be punishable by law. In addition, improper use can adversely affect trademark rights and registerability of a mark. Note the trademark must be used consistently to identify the goods or service being placed in commerce (for–sale). First step is to identify your mark, its goods or service description, and learn common mistakes in selecting a mark, see Trademark Information and Trademark Goods Services Description. Second step is to perform a trademark search, see Trademark Search Instructions on How to Perform a Search.
(3) Copyright. All user manuals, product specifications, marketing, and sales literature may be registered as a copyright. Screen shots of your website, including text, graphics, and pictures can be the basis of one or more copyright applications. As a reminder, please ensure to always include a copyright notice on all documents and web pages in the footer and all documents available on the website or fixed on paper or in an electronic form, such as © 20_ _ Full Name/Company Name. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Note if multiple authors or designers are contributing to the website and a single person or entity desires to own the collective work then the authors or designers must transfer their rights to the single person or entity via an assignment/work-made-for-hire agreement, otherwise each contributor is owed a ratable share of the profits realized from use of the work.