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Guinness World Records Claims Publisher Trying to Copy Them

December 19th 2017

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Guinness World Records claims education publisher Scholastic is trying to steal its business with a “Book of World Records” that “obviously copies” Guinness’ planned publication for 2018.

Both record books feature a colorful background and a title in large, three-dimensional black and white print, while Scholastic’s also includes pictures of celebrities like The Rock.

Scholastic designed their cover after it saw a mock-up of Guinness World Records’ at a 2017 business meeting, Guinness claims in a Manhattan federal court lawsuit.

Guinness has published its tome since 1955, selling more than 138 million copies in more than 100 countries, “rendering Guinness World Records itself the holder of a world record as the owner of the bestselling copyright title of all time,” according to court papers it filed against Scholastic.

Scholastic’s book also goes for just $12.99, less than half of Guinness’ $28 price, prompting Guinness to accuse Scholastic of unfair competition. Guinness wants a court to stop Scholastic from publishing its book.
Lawyers for Scholastic did not return a message.

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