Decatur, GA asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Georgia

Q: Based on info from a book, I created a process that matches gemstones to a person's needs. Is this infringement?

The process is my original creation. I would like to acknowledge the author in my resources list so people can study his work. The author has died.

1 Lawyer Answer
Erik Špila
Erik Špila
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Senec, Slovakia

A: In my opinion (dont take this as a final and comprehensive legal advice as I do not have all the details of your case), this would in most countries not considered as IP infringement. You have inspired yourself from the information covered in book however the process itself is your idea (your work) and so it should be considered as original creation which should be protected by copyright of yours.

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