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Uncovering the Surprising Truth Behind Patenting a Game Board

By Tom Seest

Can A Game Board Be Patented?

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Can a game board be patented? Yes, and there are several advantages to doing so. The first is that it can help protect your brand. If you want to protect your game board, you should apply for a patent in every country you’ll be selling it to. In the US, a patent lasts for 20 years. In Canada, it’s only 50 years. Secondly, you can trademark your game board’s title, slogan, and logo to prevent others from claiming it as their own.
In order to qualify for a patent for your board game, you need to show how your game is unique and innovative. You need to provide technical drawings and a copy of the rules to prove this. You also need to write a detailed description of the game’s rules so that the patent examiner can see what the game is all about. In addition, you need to state clearly what features you want to protect.
Once you’ve developed a board game, you need to think about how to patent it. Patents are available for mechanical, manufactured, and detailed processes. However, if the game is merely a set of rules, it’s unlikely to be patented. Fortunately, there are several resources that can help you with this. You can even hire a patent lawyer to help you through the process.

Can A Game Board Be Patented?

Can A Game Board Be Patented?

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