Re: Drawings similar to well known products. Copyright problems?
Aurelien Jarno <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I should admit that I don't know anything about such copyright law,
> however I think that as long it is just a drawing without any
> copyrighted logo, it's not a problem.
A quick look over these pictures suggests no *copyright* problems.
They look like independent creations of some artist, not derived from
the works of Duracell, Bic, or whoever first drew a yellow smiley face.
There may be trademark problems. For example, Duracell may have a
consider the orange-and-black battery to be trade dress; my
understanding of trademark law is quite limited, but I don't think it
applies to pictures of the trade dress in a different form.
I wouldn't be horribly surprised if the names "hummer" or "rubik" are
trademarks of the companies using them. I'm not sure what action to
take based on that surmise, though.
Brian Sniffen email@example.com