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Patent vs. copyright

Post  Saleem on Tue 13 Dec 2011 - 23:31

I am working on a word-building board game. Should I seek copyright or patent protection? Thanks.

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Post  Roger Brown on Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 8:10

This is not legal advice. You can ask a patent attorney that deals in the toy industry. You will find that a lot of games are not patented. You do want to copyright the rules of your game, because that is normally what makes the game unique.
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Re: Patent vs. copyright

Post  blakesq on Wed 21 Dec 2011 - 15:41

You can probably use both copyright and patent protection. Copyright should be available for the design of your board, and for your instructions/user's manual Patent would be available if your game is both new and usefull. Good luck, and contact a patent attorney.

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