Q: can I create a game-ready replica asset of a registered trademarked building viz Tower of London for commercial use?
Video- game for commercial use, Environment creation.
A: This is a tough area of U.S. trademark law, and courts have different views on scope of trademark protection for buildings. On the one hand, rights-holders do have the right to exclude others from using the building images in commerce in a way that denotes "designation of origin" or has a "source identifying" nature. On the other hand, some courts have permitted brief/descriptive depictions of the buildings that are incidental to a larger work. The line between these two competing doctrines is very blurry, and you should speak with an IP attorney to fully flesh out how you're intending to use a particular image.
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