Midland, MI asked in Intellectual Property for Michigan

Q: I am looking for advice on an Intellectual Property Infringement issue.

I got an Intellectual Property Infringement claim against us on our Etsy store for using photos sent in from customers that contained Gibson guitars. Gibson filed the claim and had our listings deactivated on etsy. I am working with them to get this resolved but I was wondering if I was to blur out any of the trademarked items would I be able to use the image again and how am I suppose to show how our guitar hangers work if I can't use a guitar on it for listing photos?

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A: No, if it is a picture created by somebody else, you can not use it.

You are better off getting a no-brand guitar, take your own pictures.

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