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Re: AHA event form???
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2011, 02:45:10 PM »
It is not hard or expensive to copyright a recipe...

You can't protect a recipe via copyright - only it's presentation.

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Ahh, well then you would have to collect them into a recipe book. There must be someway though. just try publishing the recipe for tollhouse cookies as printed on the back of every bag of tollhouse chocolate chips and see what happens.
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Re: AHA event form???
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2011, 02:50:52 PM »
The Tollhouse recipe is free and available for reprinting. What Nestle controls and will go after you for is the name. Aka "Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie"

I have numerous baking cookbooks that reprint the recipe nearly verbatim - only removing the "Nestle Tollhouse" from the type of chocolate chips you need to use.

ETA: You can however copyright the "presentation" of a recipe. For instance, Adams Media owns the copyright on the recipes I created as presented in my book, but I still have full ownership over the IP of the recipes themselves.
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Re: AHA event form???
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2011, 03:48:33 PM »
gotcha. makes sense I guess.
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Re: AHA event form???
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2011, 10:11:07 AM »
It is not hard or expensive to copyright a recipe...

You can't protect a recipe via copyright - only it's presentation.

US Copyright Office - Recipes

Ahh, well then you would have to collect them into a recipe book. There must be someway though. just try publishing the recipe for tollhouse cookies as printed on the back of every bag of tollhouse chocolate chips and see what happens.

Even if you did that, the recipes are not protected. Its the collection of recipes that is protected, not the individual recipes.
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