A permit is a legal document that gives official permission to run a business Granted by a government agency Usually regulate safety and are granted following an inspection Ex: Business, Construction Renewed annually Can be taken away Fees are paid based on how much the business earns
Certificate that shows you have the necessary education and training to perform a job Protects consumers from unskilled or unqualified business operators Examples include: Liquor Fishing Nursery Transportation
Document that grants an inventor the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention To obtain a patent, you must: Have an invention that does not contain prior art (not been publicly available) Should not be unobvious, or it can’t be obvious to someone with skills in the field (new and unexpected) Must have utility – useful, not silly
Word, symbol, design, or color that a business uses to identify itself or something it sells Nike, Just Do It, Nike Swoosh design Can be a color - Brown for UPS Can be a sound - MGMs lion roar, NBC chimes
• Open inspiration on your computer• Put as a heading at the top “Protecting your ideas”• List the 3 types of ways to protect your ideas, patents, trademarks, copyrights below the title• Add to your Inspiration colors, text defining the three terms, and pictures of examples of all 3.