A Question for Chess Composers?

My question to fellow chess composers is, What is the preferred method of determining whether a chess composition is unique or if the composer has unintentionally duplicated someone else’s creation? As an example, I am including a position I recently composed to test my students at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. As far as I know, this is an original creation but, since it is a relatively simple position, I worry that I may be unintentionally taking credit for someone else’s work. 
  

If you believe you can answer my question, please do so on Quora. If you wish to solve this chess puzzle, feel free to comment on this post.

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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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