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I created a product "The Warrior's Rosary" and filed a

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I created a product "The Warrior's Rosary" and filed a copyright VA 2-005-868 effective March 31, 2016. There is another group now wanting to take the same concept with slight modifications. Is this legal?
JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 10 months ago.

Hello, What type of work is it that you copyrighted?

Expert:  Alex Reese replied 10 months ago.

copyright does not protect concepts so there is no protection there, it only protects the original/creative aspects of your work from being copied either exactly or with "substantial similarity"

Expert:  Alex Reese replied 10 months ago.

so it depends on what you mean by "take the same concept"....if they are copying the copyrighted work and only making slight modifications then that is most likely infringement, but if they are not actually "copying" in a substantial manner then there is no infringement

Expert:  Alex Reese replied 10 months ago.

Let me know if that answers your question and Please don't forget to RATE me so that I get credit, thanks

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