Q: Copyright questions about a product we sell: In violation or not? Fight false DMCA requests.
We sell a product that is similar to a competitors. It is the same shape and style but our products each have a unique logo. The shape and style are derived from a Ford product (without violating any copyrights). The competitor is filing DMCA claims in a harassing manner in order to boost their own sales. I am looking for help with how to handle this.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
A: An attorney would need to review the two products to determine determine if one product infringes the other. You may have a defense. Often items that have a useful function are not protected by copyright, and if they are, only a limited aspect of the design is covered. An attorney would have to review the products to make that determination.
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