Mooresville, NC asked in Copyright for North Carolina

Q: If I create a logo with a crown similar but not the same as Funko will there be any legal problems?

I want to create a logo with my name and a crown

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David Allan King
David Allan King
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Funko does not have a monopoly over the concept of a crown. However, you may have problems if your crown is similar enough to create confusion in the marketplace as to whether you are affiliated with Funko or if it looks like a copy/paste of their art. Merely re-creating, rather than copy/pasting, does not protect you if it's basically an exact replica, but you can create crown art without asking for permission, even if it has vaguely similar styles.

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