For the past 6 months I've been investing more than $100.000 (in developing hours), in a new Wordpress theme. Before I release it to the public, I want to make sure that I've "commercialized" it the right way, to reduce piracy and even worse theft (where people steel, refactor and sell it as threir own).
I know piracy can't be avoided, but I'd like to do what I can, to avoid frauds selling it as their own. Since my theme is made especially for Internet Marketers, I think this is likely to happen, if I don't take every possible precaution.
Since WP is usually free, how do I make my theme "mine to sell"? Where and how do I get a patent, and is there such a thing for WP themes? What copyright notices/statements/license needs to be where?
Tried searching for an answer, but didn't come up with any direct answers. Hope to get a good one here. Thanks.