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do people with a business plan normally try and patent that

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do people with a business plan normally try and patent that idea (can you do that) or copy write it?
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no, you cannot patent a business plan, and patents cannot cover mere ideas or plans or concepts

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however, the business plan itself would be protected by copyright....assuming it is original & creative to some extent

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