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by littlewhispers
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Toy Copyright
Replies: 10
Views: 5750

Ah, so not definite but, can go either way easy enough , and surface dec is only decorated IF registered design

Okay, cheers mate. Think I got the just of it.
by littlewhispers
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Toy Copyright
Replies: 10
Views: 5750

One last question, since you bring it up. It says on some sites that surface decorations(Patterns Im guessing, 2d patterns, decoration and images I spose) fall under design right(though only protected if registered). Do such things, patterns and the like automatically fall under copyright, or can th...
by littlewhispers
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Toy Copyright
Replies: 10
Views: 5750

Yeah. For example, Ive heard a case where a ornament on a beltbuckle could be considered copyright, cuz its unique designed. And of course patterns and such(like a pattern on a dress or ornament on something. If you can put a image on fabric and such you can put it as easily on a canvas). And, most ...
by littlewhispers
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Toy Copyright
Replies: 10
Views: 5750

Ah. So making a graphic representation(photo, drawing) on its own shoud be fine I remember you telling me once drawing a piece of clothing out of a catolouge could amount to copyright infringement. Which looking back makes sense as a photo in a magazine or anything is still copyright(someone had to ...
by littlewhispers
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Toy Copyright
Replies: 10
Views: 5750

Im curious about design rights myself. Sites often say such rights prevent from copying, but what does this mean exactly? Copying as in using the same design to make a product? Or copying in any form such as a photo, painting or any graphic representation? There not very clear I ask because I use al...
by littlewhispers
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 3750

Ah, so its no guarantee, but not definite youd get in trouble either way? Sounds about right, from Ive been told, people can sue you whether youve done something wrong or not :P So try not to worry too much I spect. I shouldent think there'd be much issue. I doubt someone reading it would think "Oh ...
by littlewhispers
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 3750

Ah wonderful. Thank you, that makes things much clearer. If I were to draw an image including these products, like an art print or a piece of artwork I could sell on an item, would be alright to just draw the products and not include the names or tms in the image?Like a playstation, can of coke, bra...
by littlewhispers
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 3750

Advice please

Ive been working on a graphic novel, and Im preparing to get it ready to publish. I have some questions tho I'm looking into the use of brand products and mentioning and/or featuring them in my comic works. I believe mentioning them is fine, but what about showing a character eating, say, a Galaxy c...
by littlewhispers
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Names and Titles
Replies: 4
Views: 3906

Righto. Thanks for the help
by littlewhispers
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Names and Titles
Replies: 4
Views: 3906

Should I be worried or? It doesent seem as if I should be. From what you say doesnet seem like Im doing anything wrong, I think??
by littlewhispers
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Names and Titles
Replies: 4
Views: 3906

Names and Titles

I've been looking around for copyright issues to do with my ideas, and may have found one. In one story idea I have, there is a group of magical girl type superheroes called the Galactic Girls. I've recently come across a comic and play named Galactic Girl and want to know of any limits this might p...
by littlewhispers
Wed May 06, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyight Concerns in art
Replies: 8
Views: 4917

Ah okay.

So anything basic,unoriginal or commonplace seems safe.Good to know.Thaks for the info
by littlewhispers
Tue May 05, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Trademark Confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 4022

Im a little confused I admit regarding the whole thing. Thats why I ask on the forums. From what I understand, trademark infringement seems to only really matter if your trying to confuse costumers, or make them think there getting something related to something else. Example, I wanted to call a cha...
by littlewhispers
Tue May 05, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Trademark Confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 4022

Trademark Confusion

Regarding trademark and copyright, how far does this extend to character names? I've a character named Tech in one of my comic ideas but want to know if this name is useable after I came across these links: https://trademarks.justia.com/743/44/tech-74344409.html https://inventively.com/search/tradem...
by littlewhispers
Sat May 02, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyight Concerns in art
Replies: 8
Views: 4917

So I imagine design right probably wouldent protect common design? Like a plain red shirt or mayby a plain skirt with a common plain star pattern, or a plain lumberjack jacket or a plain striped shirt?Like you said, theres no originality to these items, there common as anything and get redone over a...