Thinking about starting up a small clothing company with the symbol below:

nikes undefeated logomy logo

But after surfing the web I discovered Nike's undefeated symbol.

Will my design cause copyright issues? How dissimilar should mine be to avoid issues?

  • Probably not if you incorporate your title with the tally marks. Using just the tally marks may matter. Is the Nike logo reserved? If it's not then you should be ok.
    – Shawn
    Feb 27, 2014 at 7:03
  • It's copyrighted as far as i'm aware @shawn
    – Reece
    Feb 27, 2014 at 7:51
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    I'm not sure anyone here is a trademark attorney. That's really who you need to ask.
    – Scott
    Feb 27, 2014 at 8:15
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    I am not a trademark attorney but from what I have learned the biggest issue when using similar common symbols arises when you are in the same business. See for example how Apple and Apple records started having legal issues once Apple started selling music.
    – KMSTR
    Feb 27, 2014 at 8:24
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about legal advice. Feb 27, 2014 at 19:58


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