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Protecting the ideas behind a computer programme

It is difficult to protect the original ideas that go into making your new computer game, online booking platform, or other computer program, as only the source code behind a computer program is protected by copyright, and generally a game etc. can be very closely copied by a competitor without any access to the source code.

What Intellectual Property Might You Have and How Might You Use It?

A piece of intellectual property (‘IP’), like a patent or a registered design, gives you a monopoly in an intellectual creation, provided you pay fees and maintain its registration.