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Q: I sell rustic wood pallets. If someone tells me to carve the dallas cowboys logo on one is it copyright infringing?
Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick answered on Dec 15, 2019

Since you're selling these for profits and not using them for personal use, you might get into trouble for trademark and possibly copyright infringement without the appropriate licenses and permissions from the trademark owner.

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Q: Copyright questions about a product we sell: In violation or not? Fight false DMCA requests.

Hello,

We sell a product that is similar to a competitors. It is the same shape and style but our products each have a unique logo. The shape and style are derived from a Ford product (without violating any copyrights). The competitor is filing DMCA claims in a harassing manner in order to... Read more »

Benton R Patterson III
Benton R Patterson III answered on Oct 7, 2017

An attorney would need to review the two products to determine determine if one product infringes the other. You may have a defense. Often items that have a useful function are not protected by copyright, and if they are, only a limited aspect of the design is covered. An attorney would have to... Read more »

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Q: I have an ecommerce website and I copied the descriptions from another competitors site. They are now threatening to sue

Do they have a case?

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on May 3, 2017

Without more details about your case, all I can say is that using someone's literary works without their permission can be the basis for a copyright infringement lawsuit.

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