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post #16 of 37
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I am sorry to have offended you.

most recipes come from somewhere, and when they are posted they are for everyone to use.

i just saw a great idea in there and wanted to make it.

I see no problem with that.

Don't you ever see a great idea somewhere and find something that inspires you to make it your own?

i just wanted to know if its possible to do so.

post #17 of 37
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I am sorry to have offended you.

most recipes come from somewhere, and when they are posted they are for everyone to use.

i just saw a great idea in there and wanted to make it.

I see no problem with that.

Don't you ever see a great idea somewhere and find something that inspires you to make it your own?

i just wanted to know if its possible to do so.

 

The issue isn't about you being "inspired". The issue is that you asked if you could take someone else's idea/recipe and patent it as your own. You saw something you liked and want to use, but want to keep others from liking/using it too. Bit of a double standard there, eh?

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post #18 of 37
Um, wow. A bridge somewhere must be unattended...
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post #19 of 37

I'm thinking - if this fantastic idea is on Pinterest.... then possibly millions have already seen it

 

If it is THAT simple to replicate/change - WHY would you want to 'patent' it?   what for?   to SELL to somebody else?

 

Who would buy it? - they've already seen how it is done on Pinterest !

I am just confused - can't understand your thought process on this at all...... did you forget to take your meds?

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post #20 of 37
Thread Starter 

You are soo right!

I need to have my head examined to have asked this question.

I should have asked it differently.

like: is it possible to patent a recipe?

a previous forum answered it already. pretty complicated stuff.

so i keep my head down and quietly crawl back into my kitchen......:)

post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Viennagirl View Post
 

You are soo right!

I need to have my head examined to have asked this question.

I should have asked it differently.

like: is it possible to patent a recipe?

a previous forum answered it already. pretty complicated stuff.

so i keep my head down and quietly crawl back into my kitchen......:)


Get off Pinterest.....    it destroys brain cells!   



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post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by ApplegumPam View Post

I'm thinking - if this fantastic idea is on Pinterest.... then possibly millions have already seen it

If it is THAT simple to replicate/change - WHY would you want to 'patent' it?   what for?   to SELL to somebody else?

Who would buy it? - they've already seen how it is done on Pinterest !


I am just confused - can't understand your thought process on this at all...... did you forget to take your meds?

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post #23 of 37

She probably should have left the Pinterest part out and just asked about patenting a recipe.  If interested in profiting from recipes, publishing a book/ebook is the way to go.

post #24 of 37
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If interested in profiting from recipes, publishing a book/ebook is the way to go.

 

 And the myths continue.

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post #25 of 37

Why is that a myth?  There are a lot of successful cookbook authors out there.  Not all are successful, but many are.  The Cake Bible, for example....something tells me that author has done quite well.  Perhaps not now, with all of the second party and used books available, but upon publication, yes.  I used to work in the publishing industry.  

post #26 of 37

Applegum, Pinterest has just taught me that you can put chicken wire on a cake.  It is not a choking hazard as it is too big!

post #27 of 37
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 And the myths continue.

You mean you can't just throw together a few recipes, self-publish, then sit back and watch the money roll in?
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post #28 of 37
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Why is that a myth?  There are a lot of successful cookbook authors out there.

There are many, many more unsuccessful authors (in all genres) than successful authors, if you worked in publishing you should be familiar with the long tail phenomenon.

It is much easier to profit by using a recipe to make a product than reselling the recipe itself.
post #29 of 37

Yup, Jason, but I was only familiar with successful authors.  Yeah, it's easier to make a product than sell a book, but some people do succeed with cookbooks, so I look at them as examples.  Never heard of long tail in my life.

post #30 of 37
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Yup, Jason, but I was only familiar with successful authors.  Yeah, it's easier to make a product than sell a book, but some people do succeed with cookbooks, so I look at them as examples.  Never heard of long tail in my life.

The long tail refers to a market with a tendency to have a small number of hits and a much larger number of non-hits. Most of the revenue and profit in the market is concentrated in the hits, but if a retailer can successfully make the non-hits available to their target niches at minimal cost, the sheer aggregate number of non-hits (the "long tail" of the revenue curve) can make this profitable for the retailer.

The book publishing industry is a textbook example of this phenomenon, which Amazon.com exploited to great success -- but of course aggregating tiny revenue streams doesn't really help the authors.

A higher level version of this is called the Pareto principle or the 80/20 rule, in that 80% of effects (profits) come from 20% of the causes (products).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_tail
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