I have what I consider to be a million dollar idea.
I discreetly ran it past a couple of other people and their reaction show me that it really is a good idea.
It's true that ideas are a dime a dozen so I'm not laboring under any thoughts of riches from some big company "paying" me for my idea.
On the other hand I do not have the desire, energy or money it would take to do it. Most important here is desire.
So here is what I'm thinking.
I'll register the URL/Domain Name for the product.
This is THE name the product will have to have. No other will work.
I'll send the idea to the 3 or 4 major manufacturers that would create the product.
I'll blog about it, post about it on forums and then just wait for someone "steal" my idea and start to make the product. They will really need my URL and I'd sell it for the right price.
If my URL is registered way before the product is developed and if I'm on public record all over the internet as the originator of this idea will the BIG Bully corporation be able to take my URL for free just because they are the one with the patent, registered trademark or owner of the product.
If this flies I could make 10k or more and if it doesent I'm out $8.
George Wright, P.S. Yes of course I'll check with a lawyer before I start any trouble for myself. I'm just looking for some input from all my arm chair Warrior Lawyer friends, Also if any of the real lawyers here want to chip in that would be great.