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I want to start a certain type of a business, but the idea belongs to someone, is it okay if I steal it?

Ideas are not “stolen or taken.” They are not subject to copyright protection, and cannot be patented except when reduced to constructive practice, such that a “person of skill in the art” can actually do or make the subject of the patent. You can’t, however, use someone else’s trademark or, theoretically, “trade dress

When numerous people exercise efforts along the same idea of commerce, we call that an “industry.”

JA - Juris Doctor.

No legal advice is intended thou.

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