Ideas can be funny things. Sometimes people are just doing the washing-up or in the local supermarket when they come up with the perfect solution for a problem they're having, or come up with a great idea for a book. Other times people might take years planning and inventing to come up with a solution for something. Whichever the case there are legal protections that can be used to keep ideas safe. To find out more take a look at the legal issue 'I want to protect my idea'.