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Protection of your software in Europe

I've a simple question for people who live in Europe. You spent a lot of time and a lot of thinkings on an application. It's new, it's a good idea, how do you protect it. In USA you have patent what do we have here ?

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  • zibadianzibadian Posts: 6,349Member
    : I've a simple question for people who live in Europe. You spent a
    : lot of time and a lot of thinkings on an application. It's new, it's
    : a good idea, how do you protect it. In USA you have patent what do
    : we have here ?

    In Europe we have copyright, trademarks, and intellectual property rights. In most countries algorithms can be patented as inventions. Programs as such cannnot be patented, but some parts can be patented. In some countries certain programs can be patented.
    In the Netherlands software is handled similar to books.
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