Can SP Cartoon Style be used in Business Logo?

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Can SP Cartoon Style be used in Business Logo?

Postby micktater » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:56 am

So, I know the actual SP characters are trademarked and couldn't be used in your business logo to promote your business.

But I've been looking for the answer to this question and just can't find it.

If you created a unique character to go alongside your business website logo that looked like yourself, and promoted your business with that image off-line, would it violate any copyrights or trademarks?
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Re: Can SP Cartoon Style be used in Business Logo?

Postby Big-Will » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:15 pm

I don't think there's a copyright violation on the SP style, but I wouldn't be surprised if Viacom's lawyers jump on you for capitalizing on the show's success.
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Re: Can SP Cartoon Style be used in Business Logo?

Postby micktater » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:17 am

Yea that's sorta what I'm thinking. I remember yeaaaars ago see'n some dudes promoting stuff with SP style characters on their shirts and thinking "can they do that?"

Ha, years later I'm thinking of it again for my own site. Guess I'll have to look into finding a graphic designer.

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