Initially the idea of giving permission for images of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse Walt Disney created sounds impossible. But Walt Disney in 1930 continued to be persuaded by a toy salesman who wanted to sell a picture of Mickey Mouse pencil box finally compelled to explore the potential of the now famous treaty with the license terms. After realizing the potential benefits of the license agreement, Disney hired a businessman named Herman Kamen toys to promote and regulate all Walt Disney license agreements with third parties.
Valuable lessons from the experience of Walt Disney at the top reflects how an entrepreneur must intelligently manage what became of its assets, namely the idea and creativity. Publish ideas without having to lose control of the idea is a dilemma for an entrepreneur who has a creative idea. He had to pass through various obstacles in the community and need help from others so that idea could be fully accepted by society. And it also means increasing the risk of exposure to other hazards: theft of ideas.
Roads are the most practical course to sell your idea. You just simply sign a surrender agreement (assignment agreement) that essentially you are officially under the applicable rules have transferred your rights as the owner of the idea to the other party. This is the same money with the sale of intellectual property rights that you pocket.
Here are some legal way that you can take an idea to market without losing control of it:
* Delivery agreement (assignment agreements)
You can submit all of the rights to your idea.
* The license agreement (licensing agreements)
In a license agreement, the rights of an owner of the idea will not completely disappear as it did in the submission agreement.
* Agreements manufacturing (manufacturing agreements)
For those entrepreneurs who do not have their own factories, it was deemed necessary. Because after the owner of the factory where your product is processed into detail about the ins and outs of making the product. It could potentially leaking of trade secrets and unfair competition.
* The joint venture (joint ventures) and other mixed agreements (agreements hybrid)
The joint venture is a joint venture, a collaboration between the two companies or more. The joint venture may be a separate business unit, which is separate from its constituent companies. There are overlapping a given type of agreement in a joint venture. Some are not even included in any type of agreement. This is due to the varying needs of collaboration.
* Protection from theft of the idea proposed
If there is no written agreement stating the protection of your work, your work can be concluded unprotected and deprived of your rights. There is no other way, besides demanding a written agreement lawful and proactively monitor unauthorized use of your proposed idea. Something similar happened to the writers generally. They filed a screenplay and not accepted by the production house. However, a few moments after it appeared that resembled a movie idea. Because there is no written agreement about the advantages if one day the idea was used, the prosecution of rights before the law becomes more complicated. To prevent that from happening, before you apply the idea to the other party, not hurt you request a formal written agreement that you will take a share of profits if your idea is used.
* Third-party confidentiality agreements
The need for secrecy is essentially in conflict with the interests of marketing. To market an idea or product, you need to notify a third party to it. If deemed necessary, you can ask a third party to sign a confidentiality agreement.
That’s the steps you can take in order to get an idea of the protection that has been painstakingly designed. For the next step, it would be better if you get input and support from a professional legal adviser