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Q: I made a mouse pad with the 52 week challenge on it. Do I need to copyright or patent it?
Jabari-Jason Tyson-Phipps
Jabari-Jason Tyson-Phipps
answered on Mar 6, 2024

It depends: It can be both.

A copyright protects original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. This includes creative works like art, literature, and graphic designs. So for the design of the mousepad you may be able to file a copyright for those specific creative...
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