Waco, TX asked in Intellectual Property for Texas

Q: Can recipes be copywrited?

I have older recipes, but have no idea if they are copied from any magazines, newspapers, etc. Can a recipe that is in a cookbook be changed and therefore not get in trouble if it is a copywriter? I would like to take recipes that serve larger portions, and change it to serve 2 people.

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: You can register the copyright of recipies.

Whether it can be defended or not will depend on the content.

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