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Old 03-23-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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Not sure if you can patent the sauce but you can copywrite / patent things like the name, label design, bottle shape, etc.
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:06 PM   #2
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I don't know ... and will leave you with this... This is something you need to speak to a Lawyer about. .... no matter what anyone says. This type of stuff, is NOT something that should be asked ... or answered on a public internet forum.
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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Re: Legal Question Regarding Recipe

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If one of my non-scratch Ingredients is Worchester sauce can I still patent my sauce?

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What you could do is make you own Worchester sauce and then just list the ingredients.

But, actually I think you could anyway. Worchester sauce is a old recipe and many companies bottle it.
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:12 PM   #4
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TexLaw was talking about this type of thing last Saturday at the Gator Pit cookoff. Shoot him a PM and have a chat.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:29 PM   #5
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If you are going to produce a sauce or rub and have it commercially produced you sign a confidentiality agreement with the company that makes it for you. I don't know of getting patents on food. As an example there a number different companies make Worchester Sauce but the recipes are different, none have a patent on the sauce. The fact you use someone elses product would create problems for you to get a patent.
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PS: worchester can be had in a it's powder form, it will cost you less than buying it in a bottled form.
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:55 PM   #6
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I always thought it was "Worchestershire" sauce.
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:19 AM   #7
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You cannot patent a "recipe" or "formula." This is why company's keep them under "lock and key." It doesn't matter if it is for a rub, sauce, rubber compound, or explosive. Woody
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I think you can TradeMark them though.

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Old 03-24-2006, 06:58 AM   #9
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Yeah, try and prove that one in court! If you trademark a recipe, that still doesn't stoip people from copying it! You just cannot say you are copying it.
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Thanks Woodlawyer. #-o
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