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« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2010, 03:02 »
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He said that "Palm Springs Walk of Stars" is a copyrighted name. I think you can copyright the name, why not? NIKE is also copyrighted, right?

Copyright is assigned to an original work which has been fixed in tangible form, such a painting, music, sculpture and yes photo. Note that I said Original work.

You cannot copyright a name or a title according to US Copyright law, and international treaties and conventions swing this way too. You could however, Trademark a Title or Name.

Nike is a trademark, not a copyright. It's important to understand the differences.


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« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2010, 04:27 »
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He said that "Palm Springs Walk of Stars" is a copyrighted name. I think you can copyright the name, why not? NIKE is also copyrighted, right?

Copyright is assigned to an original work which has been fixed in tangible form, such a painting, music, sculpture and yes photo. Note that I said Original work.

You cannot copyright a name or a title according to US Copyright law, and international treaties and conventions swing this way too. You could however, Trademark a Title or Name.

Nike is a trademark, not a copyright. It's important to understand the differences.
Can you please explain what the differences are, only relating to submitting images as RF, non-editorial stock.

« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2010, 18:05 »
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It's all right here

http://copyright.gov/

http://www.uspto.gov/

Copyright is applied to original creative works, trademark is used to protect business trade names or phrases, or a logo where a drawing is filed.


 

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