Vendors using product shots of articles for sale
April 18, 2013 4:07 PM Subscribe
I have a friend to runs a pizza place and I am helping him with his menu. We had a question about the legality (in terms of copyright or whatever) when using trademarked items on his menu that he also sells.
posted by lampshade to Work & Money (4 answers total)
Typical pizzeria, mostly a carryout or delivery and some seating. So it’s a small place. Anyway, he is putting together his new menu and the question came up as to what images he can include on it. He has an original logo that he hired an artist to create and a few product shots he also had done. Should there be a need for more product shots of food, he would purchase those or have them shot.
However, the question comes down to things like cans of soda - Coke, Fanta, San Pellegrino and there are other types of items like dry pasta. Given that he sells those products, is he allowed to include a picture of a product on the distributed menu? Or is there a copyright/legal/whatever issue in doing so?
This place is outside Chicago, IL