Let's say you design a spider-man costume, but instead of drawing it you write it. To what extent can you protect a graphical design through written form? Using common sense, I would say no since the costume in written form could be drawn in too many ways, but is there a situation where some of the elements may be able to be protected as an intellectual property?


The written description itself is protected by copyright. A drawing made by a third party that was based on the text would not be a derivative work of the text.

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