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Is it illegal to include an album name on a shirt? Trademark

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by aust, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. aust

    aust Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I'm designing a shirt and I'm including the word "blurryface" at the back and it's a name of an album by twenty one pilots. Stupid question but do they have it trademarked? I'm not planning on selling the shirt I'm getting a custom print company to help me print one piece for me to wear it. Is it legal? And is it legal if i replace it with the last name of a member (Dun)?
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    It's infringement no matter how you try to spin it.

    Don't do it.
     
  3. aust

    aust Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Do they have the rights to this logo then? Or is it fan-made?
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  4. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Yes.

    Don't use that one either.

    Understand this: The group is merchandising themselves. Anything they create for that purpose that represents the group is protected.

    I don't know what you are trying to accomplish or why but I suggest you stop trying to think of ways to steal somebody else's intellectual property.
     
  5. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    Yes, it is totally legal. You won't run afoul of the laws unless you are selling or otherwise profiting from merchandise.
     
  6. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Spot on, 100% correct.
    Besides, how would anyone know who made the shirt, if you don't blab.
    If asked where you got the shirt just don't respond.
    No one but dummies answer questions.
     

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