ON the weekend I was sent a lovely convo from someone who had bought my Hangry cushion in the past telling me that someone was copying my design and selling it as a wooden sign. It had EXACTLY the same lay out and wording. I contacted this Etsy seller and she removed it and apologised- which was the desired outcome.
Unfortunately a LARGE overseas company who has copied my design refuses to do anything about it because I don't have copyright. They said they are not the same.
I actually think they are the same.
This is my cushion, that has been sold online since October 2011
This is the cushion that is a copy:
the bit after hangry says: [hang-gree] adjective, gri-er-gri-est
What do you think? Are the cushions the same? Or am I imagining things....
***Thank you to Cam and the other Twitter buddies for the helpful links about Intellectual Property and Copyright and the words of support. ***