Philadelphia, PA asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Pennsylvania

Q: Is the Philly LOVE statue trademarked? Could we have a different word in the same arrangement?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • West Palm Beach, FL

A: The Philly LOVE statute has been the source of contentious litigation numerous times. Even though the artist died in recent years, there are others who claim to own the copyright in the sculpture. There is also a claimed trademark registration for various goods for the LOVE sculpture. Artists who have translated LOVE to AMOR or PREM (Sanskrit for love) have also faced litigation by the claimed copyright owners. This is the long way of saying you might want to stay away from it. Depending on what it is you are trying to achieve, I may be able to help you find a less litigious option. Feel free to contact me at to discuss.

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