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Ideas cannot be protected by either patents or copyright. If you have a great idea for a game, and I hear of it, I can use that great idea myself. What you want to do if you hire a software developer: Before you hire them, you don't tell anything about your idea that could let them copy it. If you have to tell them, then you make them sign an NDA (a Non ...


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Games can be protected by patent. You get some protection through copyright, but only on things like artwork and the precise text of the rules; someone could copy the ideas of the game with different artwork and not violate your copyright. You would need a patent in each country you want to protect it in. In general patents are expensive and complicated. ...


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Surprisingly, my opinion is that the only IP breach here is your use of "Rubik's cube" in the 2nd screenshot. This is not an in-depth answer, and certainly not legal advice, but here's an overview of the main IP considerations: Name Trademark: This one's the most straightforward. "Rubik's Cube" is a protected trademark owned by Rubik's Brand Ltd. As such, ...


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