If you are an owner of an invention, it is of the utmost importance to file and register your patent to prevent others from copying your invention, importing your invention, disposing of your invention, or using your invention, or manufacturing and trading with your invention without your knowledge or approval.

An inventor has to go to the Intellectual Property office.

But before doing so, the applicant should conduct a thorough search to confirm that his invention is new.

The owner of the invention then has to complete forms to apply for a temporary/provisional patent which will be valid for a period of twelve months with the option to extent for a further three months by requesting an extension from the Registrar of Patents. Or he or she may hire a professional patenting agency, such as InventHelp, or a patent attorney to apply for a permanent/complete patent.

When your temporary application is about to expire, forms has to be completed and signed by an attorney who specialized in patents.

Once you receive a patent then you can have the peace of mind knowing that no one can trade with your product for up to twenty years without your approval by means of a legal binding contract or license.

An owner of an invention who has patent protection in place can however allow others to trade with the invention by means of a legal agreement and monthly royalty payment agreement to the owner, based on sales of the invention as described in https://southfloridareporter.com/how-inventhelp-can-assist-with-new-invention-ideas/ post.