Q: Can you put famous companies as stickers on a website that sells custom stickers just to show off the product?
I run a custom sticker company and want to show stickers of other companies logos on my site just as an example of what our printers can do. I will not sell the logos obviously, but I want to use them as stickermule.com does. Will I get in legal trouble if I do this?
A: There is something called the Fair Use Doctrine which allows individuals to use another's trademark in its non-trademark, descriptive sense or in its trademark sense to refer to the trademark owner or its product.
With that stated however, your best bet would be to consult with an attorney to ensure that you would be protected under this doctrine.
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