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I'm developing a logo from a photograph of some vehicles, am I allowed to use the manufacturers icon they use on the front of the vans we own, in our logo?

Sorry if it's a silly question, but this area of GD is very murky and it's hard to find a solid answer.

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In general, if one is asking "Can I..?" because of doubts, the answer is generally No and those doubts are entirely justified. – Andrew Leach Jul 2 '13 at 14:38
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No you can't. Doing this would imply some sort of affiliation with those brands and you'd be legally at risk for using them to promote your business.

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