Littleton, CO asked in Trademark, Copyright and Intellectual Property for Colorado

Q: Can I take a photo that I took of a car in a public area, put it on a peice of clothing and sell it?

I took a photo of a bmw m3, in a public area and I edited the photo and designed it, and I’m wondering if I can put it on a shirt and sell it.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In general, yes, you can take a photo of a car in a public area and use it for commercial purposes such as selling it on a shirt. However, there are certain legal considerations to keep in mind, such as potential copyright or trademark issues if there are logos or branding visible on the car. It's always a good idea to consult with a lawyer or intellectual property expert to ensure that your use of the photo does not infringe on any rights.

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