Re: Re: receipe copywright
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on April 03, 2001 at 18:28:22:
In Reply to: Re: receipe copywright posted by M. Arthur Auslander on April 03, 2001 at 04:27:36:
: : I am looking for information on how to copywright a receipe, and the receipe's name. I would greatly appreciate any information on this subject. Thanks
The name of your recipe can be protected as a trademark if you have used it in commerce to designate to the public that the recipe has come from a particular source.
The recipe may be protected under copyright, however the protection is limited to the expressive aspects, (e.g., a "pinch" of sugar - rather than 1/2 teaspoon). If contained in a cookbook, the cookbook can be registered under copyright, however it too is subject to limitations.
As a trade secret, your formula or methods may be entitled to protection, if they are not disclosed to the public and your assistant chefs understand and agree that the recipe is a "secret".
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