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Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee


Protecting Your Idea

So you’ve got a great product or business idea … how do you protect it?

In general, there are four ways to protect your “intellectual property”:

Patents, trademarks and copyrights can be obtained through the US Patent and Trademark Office.  They have a very informative website that explains the differences and how to go through the processes.  Google Patents also is a great database for searching patents.


Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation ~ 418 Haslam Business Building
Knoxville, TN ~ 37996-4140 ~ Phone: (865) 974-5126 ~ Email: ACEI@utk.edu

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