Photographing a product--where do I stand legally when publishing?
March 15, 2011 2:31 PM Subscribe
If I photograph a product and use it in a publishing project, what legal redress would the manufacturer have if they decided to sue me?
Let's say I photograph an iPhone face-on and use it in a magazine I'm publishing. What legal troubles can a company like Apple drum-up for me? I know this is MeFi but I'd really like to know the legalities of the situation.
Could Apple sue me saying that I'd reproduced the iPhone trademark or Apple logo without permission, for example? What about icons on the screen of the phone? Could they claim copyright infringement?