I am going to start a new business.
I was wondering if you can patent/trademark an idea?
That may sound like a dumb question.... That's because I don't know a lot about trademarking and/or patenting something.
Thus, the reason both are here. Not sure which one, if any, would be applicable.
The business can do very well just in my local area.... $50k per month on the low end... And it's such a simple idea, that if I spread the idea too much someone else will pick up on it. I am trying to avoid that without having a non-compete and non-disclosure agreement with everyone I wish to talk to.
I know this is offline marketing. I want to start a new offline business, but would like some educated warrior(s) advice, before marketing.
Edit: I am in MI if it matters....