Ontario, OR asked in Copyright, Business Formation and Insurance Defense for Oregon

Q: Can I use a like image of PennyWise on my Tattoo Shops logo?

My company's name is INK Therapy, or "IT"

AND the slogan is,"Sit down and deal with IT"

I'm trying to find out if I can use PennyWise's image???

3 Lawyer Answers
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Answered
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Basically no, as you would presumably infringe on someone's copyright and also likely a trademark.

I try to make it simple: If you are trying to make money off of someone else's work, there is likely a problem.

Marcos Garciaacosta agrees with this answer

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
Answered
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: And you should hire an attorney to give you indepth analysis of your options and risks.

Emily Sarah Hill
Emily Sarah Hill
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Eugene, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You would need to determine whether PennyWise's image is in the public domain.

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