Re: Drawings similar to well known products. Copyright problems?
On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 04:16:16PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> However, it's quite possible that they are representations of
> trademarks, and as such protected wherever such a company has
> trademarks. [I don't deign to know who actually controlls these
> trademarks, or even if they are really trademarked.]
If you look at knockoffs of famous brands you'll see they mimic
the popular brand (which is permitted) but deviate in some
I don't think it's a big deal but I wouldn't take the risk.
If it was me I'd say a solid blue battery that says "battery"
is okay; this one ain't. "Rubik" should be renamed "cube".
"Pac-Man" should be removed entirely. Hummer should be renamed.
Free-Mason symbol should be removed entirely.
Lighter is okay. Wagon is okay. Phone is probably okay although
why risk it. It looks a lot like a Nokia.
Although doing nothing is probably okay.
If it was me I wouldn't risk any of it. But then I'm not a
slime-ball who tries to get away with as much as possible.