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Getty Images will do a reverse image search for you and let you know if it is one of theirs. Shutterstock though refuse to do so, claiming they don't have the technology - though one imagines if you used one of theirs without permission they'd find a way.


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According to TESS, Sauron is a registered trademark of: The Saul Zaentz Company DBA Tolkien Enterprises CORPORATION DELAWARE 2600 Tenth Street Berkeley CALIFORNIA 94710 Saul Zaentz Company states on their website: The Saul Zaentz Company owns all rights to its films, including DVD, Theatrical and Television. For clip, still, screening ...


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I am not a lawyer, but I would strongly advise against this. Either Tolkien's estate or Peter Jackson/Wingut Films/New Line Cinema could come after your client. I would be interested to see what other works and contexts you've seen this word in, and whether it was a deliberate reference to Tolkien. Even so, one fictional character referencing another ...


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Does it mean if you cannot find info who is it belongs to (i call it digital fingerprint) i can use it? No, it does not mean that. At least not in the US. In the US, all works of art are copyrighted by default. There's no requirement that the piece has to state that it's copyrighted. The very act of having created the piece grants the creator the ...


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The concept of Trade Dress likely applies here. In the US, you can protect a set of colors as part of trade dress. If you use a particular set of colors that someone else is using, you could be accused of interfering with their trade dress if there is some belief your intent is to confuse the consumer. The intent is to prohibit less-than-ethical company B ...


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A color or a set of colors can be trademarked under some legal systems, as long as it's "used to perform the trademark function of uniquely identifying the commercial origin of products or services", to quote Wikipedia. For instance the characteristic purple shade of Milka chocolate packages is trademarked in Europe. Even if not trademarked, it can be ...


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I don't think we have copyright lawyers here, but generally speaking, if your gut tells you there might be a problem, listen to your gut. Having a flyer which is a riff on fast food without evoking a specific chain is fine. But if you can put the actual chain's flyer next to your client's and they look like siblings, your client may get in trouble. Even if ...


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A contract about the terms you agreed upon should be more than enough.


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Ideas cannot be copyright. You can can be inspired by the idea but make it work for your client. I personally wouldn't copy it but try to include a design aspect from the app that already exists into the icons like color or patterns for example.


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Standard disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. You should get one, if you are concerned about possible legal issues. Of course, they have. You just cannot grant more rights than you have obtained, so there is no option for you to release a derivative work as a whole┬╣ to the public domain, or under any free/libre license, or in general any license, that is more ...



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