Can a business idea be protected through Intellectual Property Rights

If I am able to protect my business idea through i.p.r then what is procedure.

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311 votes

Ideas and Concepts are not protected every where under the IPR Laws but it can be protected in an another way like a story writer or script writer presents their script or story to film producer so they have already disclosed their product before them now what will be the process from which they can easily do their job so they are getting secured by taking registration under Copy Right Act. If you want to secure your idea you can write it on a paper and get registered under Copy Right Act like all the soft wares web sites contents etc. are getting registered in Copy Right Act that can be the only way to get secured your idea or concept.

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Hi, Sorry to say but idea could not be protected by IPR Law, IPR works for your brand name, logo, design, invention, creativity like Intellectual property. But i suggest you to write up your idea and make a plan for execution. If the idea would be unique than you can make a good business from it. Make a proper plan, SWOT analysis and all related research work for your idea and make a fruitful strategy. When you are completely satisfied than can proceed with some following steps like: Trademark registration of your brand, Business proposal, Startup reorganization, Incubator meeting and funding planning etc.

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Dear Sir,
Unfortunately, there is no effective way to protect an idea. Copyrights protect expression and patents protects inventions, and neither protect ideas. In both cases the idea is the first critical step, but without some identifiable embodiment of the idea there can be no intellectual property protection obtained and no exclusive rights will flow unto you.

This does not mean that you should give up when you only have an idea, but it does mean that you will need to proceed to flesh out your idea to the point where it is concrete enough to be more than what the law would call a “mere idea.”

The moral of the story is that ideas alone cannot be protected, so you need to think in terms of invention. Inventions can be patented. You just have to get from idea to invention.

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