Evanston, IL asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Illinois

Q: I am within my legal rights to use a modified version of the coppertone logo freely? I would be making money off it.

Am I allowed to use an image of a girl and dog, deliberately meant to resemble the coppertone ads of the 1960s, as a logo for my band?

1 Lawyer Answer
Sergiy M Sivochek
Sergiy M Sivochek
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: Deliberate copying or modification of someone else's image may constitute willful copyright infringement with serious consequences, especially if done for financial gains. You would be well-advised to carefully discuss your specific plans with an experienced intellectual property lawyer before moving forward with the plans.

This answer is for general education purposes only. It is not legal advice. I am not your lawyer.

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