hi can someone offer me some help...........

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hi can someone offer me some help...........

Post by Swacd » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:08 pm

hi guys n gals

can someone shed some light on this for me please

i print tshirts and gift items etc ....if someone asks to have

" ROD STEWART "

printed on items am i breaching any copyright/trademark etc

no logo or imaging just text .......many thanks

sorry if this sounds like a silly question...but cannot affort to take any risks

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Post by AndyJ » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:35 pm

Hi Swacd,
Shouldn't be any problem with printing just the name, as copyright does not apply to real names. And it would appear that 'Rod Stewart' has not been registered as a trade mark in either the UK or Europe, so that removes another potential problem.
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Post by Swacd » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:47 am

Thanks andy ..much appreciate this ...how did you know its not registered ...where did you find that out ??

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Post by AndyJ » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:11 am

Hi Swacd,
You can check using the IPO website. Just type the text you want to check in the 'search words' box. You don't need to worry about selecting any classes.
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