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Printing t-shirt design with trademarks?

My fraternity created a cool design that uses the outlines of a lot of the things that we like into our Greek letters. Unfortunately, this design incorporates a lot of different trademarks from a lot of different franchises, and as a result, we're running into different people saying that they can't print our design since it includes trademarks. Is there a way we can get around this? Can we get it printed as fair use somehow? [more inside]
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Sep 30, 2013 - 12 answers

You don't need permission to dress up as a copyrighted character, but do you need permission to write about it?

My novel involves a costume party with some guests dressed as recognizable characters from films, TV, etc. I'm clearly not trying to claim them as my own and it's just all Halloween costumes, but am I asking to get sued? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Oct 30, 2012 - 4 answers

We want shirts, but don't want to infringe on any trademarks or copyrights.

I run a website dedicated to vintage PC games (that is, games from the late 80s, early 90s). Ad revenue has been declining, and a co-admin suggested making t-shirts to sell to support the site. I have questions about what art/words we can use on the shirts. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Aug 17, 2009 - 10 answers

How dangerous would it be to make and sell an anti-"insert name of big box retailer here" t-shirt?

How dangerous would it be to make and sell an anti-"insert name of big box retailer here" t-shirt? [more inside]
posted by fenriq on Jan 23, 2009 - 15 answers

TrademarkFilter: Fair use of an old logo?

I'm wondering about the way that trademarks can be enforced in a very specific instance. [more inside]
posted by maniactown on Oct 2, 2006 - 16 answers

Someone I don't know has titled their blog with my name. What can I do?

There's a guy out there on the web that has chosen to name his blog after me, Armando Bellmas. Instead of feeling flattered, I feel used. As a photographer my name is my business name, too, and I can't have this guy moving in on my turf. I don't know him nor have I given him permission to use my name. Plus, his blog is coming up in the top ten search results for my name at Google. He has not replied to any of my email inquiries and, short of calling an attorney for advice, I'm turning to you guys and the web for help. Thanks in advance.
posted by armando on Feb 11, 2005 - 32 answers

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