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i have this really great idea for babies super good for moms that work and lives their babies with babysitter...

so i came up with this great idea for babies i talk to a invention represantive and he said he could help me get it in the market business but they were going to charged me 10-13 thousand dollars to do all the technical advertisement all over the world and all the legal papers at my name -- well everything sounds good except for the 10-13 thousand dollars i dont have -- so im jus thinking of selling the idea to a baby company anyone no were to start were do i go or talk to??? and how to be safe so they wont steal my idea??

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Genesis29

Asked by Genesis29 at 4:45 AM on Nov. 9, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • i think you need to patent it or copyright or both first. i think there is a website. just google it. good luck!!
    lambdarose

    Answer by lambdarose at 6:07 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • You may find this information useful.

    http://howtopatentanidea.net/
    tortkey

    Answer by tortkey at 6:08 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • You want to write it up and apply for a US patent. Read about what a petent does here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent

    When you are ready to find out about the application, go here - http://www.uspto.gov/

    It is going to cost you to get the patent - http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee2009september15.htm

    Once you have that, you can approach companies, like you said, and sell them the exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the item.

    Another way to do it is to look for small business, entepreneur-type loans and grants you could apply for. Look for some limited to people of your heritage/background, and your local business bureau. You could get a grant or loan to fund the manufacture or business startup.


    Good luck!
    .science.mom.

    Answer by .science.mom. at 6:43 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Yes, I agree. If you patent it or copywrite it first, you will own the invention. They would have to pay you some sort of royalties to be able to use your product.

    Once you have done that, approach the company's purchasing or product development department.

    Also, good thing you didn't go with the invention rep. That sounds like a scam to me.
    HotMama330

    Answer by HotMama330 at 1:48 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

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