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Good Evening and thank you for your question - if I understand you correctly - your mannequin will look similar to but not exactly like a competitors? Does the competitor have any Intellectual Property marks on the mannequin or have they trademarked any labels, is the design patented or registered anywhere???
The actual mannequin shape will be different. The 'treatment' to the mannequin - i.e. the addition of a similar head to the competitors and also the covering of the upper body in a similar fabric will be similar. The competitor is a Dutch producer of mannequins and I am sure that they patent/copyright their mannequin forms but we are not copying the actual mannequin shape. We are, however, giving the mannequin a very similar treatment so in appearance it could look similar. From past experience I understand that you can reverse engineer a product legally but am not sure if this would fit into this category.
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