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Can you please tell me if I can copyright a pattern I have

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Can you please tell me if I can copyright a pattern I have designed to be used as a wood cutout for decorative artists. I have been told by the woodcutters in this business that I cannot do this and that they have a right to cut all the patterns to sell without my permission
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 5 years ago.

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Much like architectural plans, it appears that these wood cutout patterns can be copyrighted. Before turning over a design, you would need to enter into a licensing agreement in exchange for a fee with the user. This agreement would spell out the scope of the user's authority to use the patterns and designs.


If you want to be able to sue for violations of your copyrights, you need to register them with the U.S. Copyright Office. See link above.





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