Q: Is it legal to purchase baseballs, cut them up with parts of the logo showing, and then use to make jewelry?
More specifically, if I use a Rawlings baseball and make earrings with the logo on the earrings, is that copyright infringement?
A: Copyright would likely not be the issue as the Rawlings and/or MLB logos are likely not copyrighted (nor likely copyrightable), but you could have a trademark issue. The issue would be similar to an extent of the recent Lil Nas X Satan shoes issue that Nike sued over.
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