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I have an idea for a product that could change the world of sport. How do I protect it?

Posted: 2013-03-18

Full Question

I have an idea that needs to be patented and could be distributed and sold worldwide. It would change the world of sport (for spectators). However I do not know whom to contact or where to start. Could anyone kindly assist me?

Answer

As your idea is new and good, be sure to protect the IP (Intellectual Property). Even if you don't plan to sell it in China, you should still register the IP in China to help prevent knockoffs. The good news is that registration in China is affordable and once you are in the system, the law will actually protect you. China has a first to register rather than first to market IP system. So register your ideas BEFORE you start shopping around for suppliers. Registering after the RFQ (Request for Quotation) is a great way to have your idea stolen before you can get to market.

Here is a short video on the topic:

Video5: Protecting your intellectual property

Here are a couple of related links for your reference:

Protecting your Intellectual Property

How To Protect Intellectual Property In China

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