Does anybody know how to approach a national company with a new use for one of there existing products?
You sneak up on them!
Just joking! Put together a comprehensive, all inclusive business proposal/plan for this company and/or product. Then start to approach the company via emails, phone calls, or try to find someone you know that knows someone within the company to set up a meeting.
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This reply if very interesting. The problem is that the product is in over the counter medicine, and probably by law needs different test done or something before it could be marketed to the public. I`m not sure where to go to find out about this type of thing.
If you have a good idea, make sure your ideas are protected before you contact a larger company that could copy it. Individuals and companies lose great ideas all the time and have no recourse when it happens. In most cases NDA`s are not the best solution for good protection either. They are only a part of the total package. My best advice is to seek out a patent attorney first. Many will give you free advice up front on how you can proceed so they can get your business to get the job done.
Being well protected can lead to a much greater profit for your ideas. Getting to the right person in a company is pretty easy after you get your ideas protected.
I dont understand,
If I produce a product and someone comes up with a different use for this product, How would someone protect that secondary use idea?
Does that mean a consumer can`t purchase my product and use it as they desire, meaning the secondary use.
Take a look at all the leaks that happen from the government, A few posts online on a few blogs and before you know it the news is out.
I would think
OK, I`m not even going to try to figure this out, or will I?
I have discovered that if I put baking soda In my hair on a daily basis I will not have dandruff. Also that I use it as a treatment against lice, kills the little buggers instantly. Does that mean if I have a method patent , the customers who purchase arm and hammer baking soda can not use it as a hair treatment,,,, or it that they can`t marketing their product as a hair treatment...? ???