Re: Re: greeting card copywrite??
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on April 02, 2001 at 14:29:56:
In Reply to: Re: greeting card copywrite?? posted by M. Arthur Auslander on April 02, 2001 at 05:55:10:
: Is it prudent to get copywrites for greeting card ideas? I've seen nothing on web for this particular subject. Any advise??
Yes it is prudent and advisable although such protection may be limited.
Generally speaking, ideas and concepts are not protectible under copyright. Copyright law only protects creative expression as embodied in text and drawings. The words, drawings, notes and images that the author has used if sufficiently creative and original may be protected under copyright.
Similarly, short slogans and titles cannot be protected under the copyright law.
However, if used to distinguish your cards from others, such slogans, titles or short phrases may be protected under the Trademark law.
Of course, Hallmark, American Greetings, Flavia a
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