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Q: If I would like to modify the rosary how do I come about doing this?

I would like to make rosary’s and sell them what sort of license should I get?

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Robert Kost
Robert Kost
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Pittsburgh, PA

A: Why do you believe you need a license? Who do you think owns the Rosary? According to Wikipedia, it dates back to 1214, from an apparition given to a saint. No one owns, or could own, the decade, or the sequence of five of them.

Now, if there were a specific Rosary design you were looking to copy, there might be a issue (and an owner). But you do not need a license to create a Rosary and sell it.

best of luck

Marcos Garciaacosta agrees with this answer

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta

A: You need to retain an attorney and pay for a consultation.

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