Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer
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Does she have a copyright filed with the US Copyright Office for her works?
Ok. If there isn't a recorded copyright, you may have a problem in claiming a right to stop the other company from publishing. If you can prove that her idea was stolen, she would have rights to stop/enjoin the other company from using her idea.
However, if the ideas are not identical, or if there are variations in the ideas, it could be that neither infringe on the other.
The first thing to do is find out whether or not there is a copyright in place.