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I am creating an app that has some web-based competitors that I have looked at but not copied directly any of their information. The app product I am making will have different features and be developed from the ground up without any use of the other competitors products. How can I make sure that I am not in any legal risk by creating a competitor when I have seen the competition's products and their inadequacies and attempted to make my own?
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If you did not copy the code, design, actual content, there is no issue. What you are doing is business research and adapting and improving which does not violate any intellectual property.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What elements of design would be an issue? For example I would like to have patients fill out survey questions in a certain way, if the mechanism to answer the question is similar to the way the other product has then answer the question then is that possible design infringement? I guess I really just want to be sure what is an is not covered under the definition of design since there may be overlap just in the nature of surveying individuals. Thanks

If you copied the entire content from their site, wording, ordering of the survey questions, font

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