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- Is it possible to patent something when a similar concept has already been patented?
Claudius du PlooyBusiness Law
To answer your questions simply, yes, as long as you can prove it's different enough. That said, it would be best if you think the idea has a lot of commercial merit to speak directly with a patent attorney and get their thoughts on whether your idea is different enough.
About Claudius du Plooy
Claudius du Plooy, BComm, LLB, LLM is Founder of Claudius du Plooy Law Firm, a practice focussed on business law (corporate commercial law), securities law, commercial real estate development, entertainment law and international trade law. Claudius is passionate about SMEs.