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What happens if you publish a recipe that is patented?
Also, if someone else has published the recipe by, for example, posting it online, the patent office will deem the recipe published (disclosed) and no longer eligible for patent protection.
Can the name of a recipe be copyrighted?
The name of the recipe, or collection, cannot be copyrighted. It may be protected by trademark law, if you follow the necessary rules in your country.
Should I trademark or patent my recipe?
The wiser choice depends on why you want to do this. A trademark can only be used for a symbol, name, word, logo, or design, so use that if you want to protect the name of your recipe. A patent could cover the recipe itself, but it must be demonstrably original.
Can a recipe be intellectual property?
A recipe as intellectual property? Fine Dining Lovers contacted a number of experts and looked at the way a recipe can be protected. Copyright law protects the authors or creators of original works, like musical or literary works, in a tangible form.