Q: Is it illegal to make a DIY notebook with logos on it on youtube ? i am not selling anything but i may monetize my video
for example i did a diy video it said HOMEWORK: , at the top , and the the nike logo in the middle with " just do it"
A: That sounds like trademark violation. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
A: It is not legal to use someone else's logo for a money making promotion without their consent except under unique circumstances. You need to meet with an attorney who handles trademark issues regularly. Likewise the use of someone's logo even in non-money making circumstances is limited. Your question involves very complex issues and as such you need legal advice if you want to use someone else's logo for any reason. If you can do the video without using someone else's logo I would recommend you do the video without using someone else's logo.
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