Katie Oliver has been a great help with our Trade Mark applications both for the UK and Overseas. She has a detailed knowledge of the subject which is useful for the lay person and promptly responds to queries. I would thoroughly recommend Katie to anyone who is embarking on Trade Mark protection.Rupert Evans, Manwise Products Ltd
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Can I patent a Business Method / Software / a Game ?
In the USA, yes if it is unique and inventive. But in the UK and Europe, it is likely to be much more difficult or impossible. However, a Registered Design might be suitable. Ask us for further advice.
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The general rule is 'file your patent first, then disclose'. Some countries, eg. USA, do allow disclosure first and then filing within 12 months. But most countries do not, and thus a non-confidential prior disclosure will 'knock out' your patent.