Ecommerce For Beginners
- Published: Saturday, 27 April 2013 17:46
- Written by Idea Safe
Last year, in the UK alone, over £9.2 billion was lost to intellectual property theft. This proposes the question: How do you ensure that no one takes the credit for your hard work, without spending valuable time and paying exorbitant costs? Contrary to popular belief, posting an unopened letter to oneself is not legally binding. A new start-up company, The IdeaSafe, offers its users a simple and effective way to protect their ideas; even providing a free trial to launch their services.
As an entrepreneur, sharing your ideas with potential clients, colleagues and business partners is a regular occurrence: from concepts and ideas, to final designs and campaigns. With the increase of freelance work and the competition that surrounds securing both clients and paid work, the guarantee of receiving credit and money for work can often be lost in a busy and competitive industry. Ideas can very easily be copied, or stolen: all it takes is a cunning mind and a half decent memory.
Until recently, the options for protection available to creative individuals, particularly freelancers, without the legal armour of a big corporation, are either daunting or ineffective. The process of hiring an intellectual property lawyer, is both expensive and time consuming.
The IdeaSafe offers a trustworthy option, by protecting your work before any intellectual property theft occurs, so that in the event of theft we can prove you had the idea and whom you shared it with. The user simply uploads their idea to their virtual vault online, where it is safely locked away. When the user shares it with other people, they can do so without fear of plagiarism. The idea supporting document is uploaded to a virtual vault, which keeps a record of when and who the document is shared with, officially certifying protection against them. Access to the safe is available 24 hours a day, with unlimited viewing of documents, and a complete record of any developments or changes made.
The co-creators of The IdeaSafe are a lawyer and designer agency. Consequently, the service carries legal weight in its protection yet is attractively and intuitively designed. What’s more, using The IdeaSafe is cheap and easy. Protecting an idea via The IdeaSafe costs less than holiday insurance, or even an expensive sandwich (£5). A good price to pay for peace of mind? We think so.
The culture of intellectual property theft has become normal, due to the ease of theft and the difficulty, until now, of preventing it. The IdeaSafe is revolutionising the professional landscape for freelancers and small businesses, making sure that intellectual property protection is not a privilege, but a right.