House Springs, MO asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Missouri

Q: Can someone copyright a type of card?

I want to make my own cards for people to support their loved ones who are coming out as part of the LGBT community. However, other people are already doing that. Since that idea is so specific and unusual, could someone copyright that type of card? Or can anyone make any type of card as long as the design and text is unique and original?

1 Lawyer Answer
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: The second. You can not protect the concept. You can only protect the content, its substance and look and feel. So you can protect the combination of words, in a specific style, graphics, artistic elements.

They need to be unique.

Consult with an attorney.

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