tom at tombh.co.uk
Wed Dec 30 11:53:07 GMT 2009
Great response Mr. Dennys! Thanks :) > Anyhow, Do you mean Patent, Design, Copyright or Trademark? > Mostly I'm thinking of Trademarking, but that's only because I look at Twitter/Facebook/Flickr and see that there's loads of clones, so assumed that the best protection is just being bloody good at what you do. Mind you did you hear about the Microsoft-Plurk scandal in China http://bit.ly/5xHx01- unbelievable! That's quite extreme but is that the kind of thing that Patents and Copyrights can protect against? Or was it so blatant a rip-off that Plurk didn't need to fall back on the law? Just to get it clear in my head the difference between Patent and Copyright, what in your opinion do you think Twitter might have Copyrighted and what might have they Patented? I know that Patents are registered in multiple countries, is that common practice for Copyrights too? Should I sensibly be looking to get Trademarks/Copyrights/Patents in multiple countries, or maybe just here and the USA, or will just UK registration be enough in most cases? > But what happens when some guy in a bedroom in mongolia rips off your idea? > Spend thousands chasing him? or move on to the next project? You might just > want to keep rolling out the apps and spread your risk. > I think that's a good point, I understand that all this legal stuff doesn't make you invincible! Thanks again.