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Questions tagged [trademark]

A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognizable sign, design or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others.

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Someone wants to create a trademarked logo using my font

I currently sell my font on creative market where it is protected by copyright. A client would like to include the font in a trademarked logo but this goes against creative market's licensing. I have ...
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Using an existing logo?

Can I used an existing logo and put a my own spin on it? So I wanted to recreate the logo doublemint gum but instead mines will say DoubleLint. I still want the same design and colors. I want to use ...
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Is the distinctive color combination of Google logo copyrighted ?

For example can I use the exact colors of Google Logo in my own logo? I have found the following information about the google logo here Googele logo trademark However this article on google site ...
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Can I print and sell supreme box logo inspired design but with a different word? [duplicate]

The design is the word "Entrepreneur" with white lettering in the futura font with a red box. The only difference between this and the Supreme box logo is the word. If not, can I change the colors or ...
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Copyright, Trademark, branding [closed]

What would I need to do to protect a marbleized pattern? Example: I have three swatches of fabric, one fabric is marbleized with orange and yellow patterns, fabric 2 is marbleized with green and blue ...
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What is the cost of protecting a trademark globally?

I know this is not specifically a graphic design question, but I am curious to know about the differences between protecting an image-mark (trademark as a logotype) from nation to nation. Is there a ...
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What are general rules for appropriated logos (Whether you are selling them as a design, or using them fro marketing)? [closed]

I have a clothing brand I've been working on and really like the look of the STP Oil logo. I've seen some bigger name brands make parodies of logos like this before, I was wondering what the actual ...
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Why do people upload their work to Adobe and other stock sites if they can't be used for intended purposes?

Why do people upload their work to Adobe and other stock sites if they can't be used for intended purposes? For example, I was talking to a friend of mine who wants a logo designed. I suggest he take ...
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Can a logo using licensed fonts be trademarked?

I made a logo using fonts with a free license for commercial use, my clients wants to trademark the logo. Can he do it? My concern is that even with the license, the creator of the font still own the ...
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Can we use images of historic figures in our artwork?

According to this document All works published in the U.S. before 1923 is default public domain. Does this mean it is safe to use images of historic figures (Isaac Newton or Leonardo Da Vinci) ...
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Trademarking Multiple Logos

Our startup clothing company is getting ready to trademark and promote our line, but the issue is that with each release of the line, there is a new iteration of the logo featured. Each shirt features ...
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is creating a logo that contains a similar visual element to another conceptual logo a copyright infringement?

I have created a logo that uses a similar visual element to another logo.
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Resources for Logo Design Trademarking

What is the best way to provide trademarking information on a logo to a client after you have delivered their new logo design?
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Our company's new logo looks similar to another logo. Will this be a problem in the future? [duplicate]

We are into Fintech space. We are doing a rebrand and the logo we have finalised unfortunately looks similar to the one on left in the below image. Now we are in a dilemma that if we should go ahead ...
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Registering gradients in logo as a trademark?

When registering a logo as a trademark, how does one register the gradient colors? Is it just the start and the finish of the gradient colors? Or is it best to turn the logo into a solid color logo ...
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Would this be considered as plagiarism? [duplicate]

I have recently had a logo designed for my company only to realise after rebranding my vehicle and website is shares certain similarities with another well-known logo. Could somebody with a better ...
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How to check if font or other product name has been used?

I have used trademark searches before, such as http://www.uspto.gov/ but each country has their own, which means more searching than I have time for. Besides many of those sites are incomplete, ...
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Where can I find a legal website to buy a font for my logo?

I want to register my brand as a trademark. I've almost completed my logo design. The only thing left is the font. I've found thousands fonts and websites online. The problem is that I'm not sure if ...
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Are the following logos the same?

I designed this logo for a company, the logo has 4 curved corners (arrows) which represent the different dimensions that particular company works in and the gap between these arrows shows how open the ...
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Reserved Font Names for SIL/OFL & Registering/Trademarking Commercial Fonts

In the last few years I've shifted the focus of my design career from marketing and advertising to typography: everything from custom lettering and logotypes for in branding to entire font families ...
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Is our company logo too similar to this established brand? [duplicate]

I designed our company logo by incorporating the two first letters of our name (W and M) and then put a circle around it. We chose a teal color that was pulled directly from the color of a lake we ...
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Know any books on copyright, trademarks, starting a freelance business for graphic designers?

I want to have a firm grasp of these topics and I don't know where to start. I want to know how to copyright my work, the differences between copyrights and trademarks as well as how to legally ...
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Using fan art for book cover

Let's think about the Harry Potter franchise for a moment. Suppose that I wrote a great book about wizards, and I found an awesome water color of Daniel Radcliffe (the guy who played Harry in the ...
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What is the status of numbers in the Mollerup's taxonomy for trademarks?

I am wondering how are numbers treated within the taxonomy of trademarks by Per Mollerup which is explained in his book Marks of Excellence. Numbers are not explicitly defined and I believe there ...
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Is it legal to display third-party logos as part of “As featured in” on sites/printed ads without their consent?

Have seen more companies include logos of media outlets on their site/printed marketing material as part of the "As featured in" section. Is it legal to do this without the companies' consent (...
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Variation of umbrella logo for “children's” department [closed]

I'm a graphic designer and my company is usually very protective of our system mark. All of our centers use the same logo with simple text below to designate the location. We don't allow any ...
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How to provide Detail description of the Logo?

One of my client requires detail description of the Logo to provide it to copyright lawer so they can register the logo. What kind of detail is normally provided here ? Any example would be great. ...
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When do you need to put your trademark beside your logo, and when you don't?

I understand that trademark/service mark is to claim rights to use a mark/service. However you don't always see it beside the logo, I just wonder when do you need to put it on, and when you don't?
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Can I use company logos in my portfolio?

Just for aesthetic purposes I want to add the logo of the company I worked for near the paragraph where I talk about my work there. The same goes for a Stack Exchange or Dribbble logo. Is that legal? ...
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Can I stylize the trademark symbol to match logo design?

I need to know if the trademark (™) symbol has to remain fairly generic in styling, or can it by made to match the style of a logo?
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Are new brand names/logos typically trademarked, and what are the most common reasons for doing so?

I've been doing some preliminary reading on trademark law, and I see that a trademark with the USPTO isn't necessary to defend the uniqueness of your new brand name or log in court. The USPTO gives ...
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Would this use of initials in a logo be considered plagiarism..? [duplicate]

Would this be considered plagiarism? I have made the LiveBulb logo 3 days ago, I made it all from scratch. Starting at sketches and completely refined it using grids in Illustrator. Luka Balic ...
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Resources for metrics about brands

I love the site Emblemetric but I've read everything on there since it's not updated so often. Where can I find other resources dedicated to metrics and analyzing logo trends?
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Retina Display Email Signature

Our company uses gmail as the email client, and so our signatures are made up of text that can be edited in the text editor and images that have to be hosted on our server. CSS is not an option. Any ...
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Do I have to leave a ® registered trademark symbol in “normal” typeface?

I had a project head tell me I had to leave the registered trademark symbol ® in standard, unbolded, non-italicized Myriad Pro. Is this a requirement or just a style choice? Curious to get feedback ...
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Is there any service where you can check your designed logo against trademarked logos?

Say if I design a logo, there is the chance that it may be to similar to that of a trademarked logo already out there. Are there any services that help with this? This could be done through research, ...
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When is mentioning a trademark necessary?

If I'm making a web site, brochure, flier, etc., when must I have trademark information in the fine print? Presumably if I mention a product such as "Windows" without mentioning, in the text, the ...