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Author Topic: Images rejected - trademark / intellectual property, any1 knows why?  (Read 7162 times)

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SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2017, 20:00 »
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They may be wrong, but if they don't want to accept them then they don't have to accept them. If you want to start a campaign to get them to accept such things, then that's fine by me.


« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2017, 22:09 »
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There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about FENDER guitars that are trademarked. the Getty WIKI is 100% wrong.

The only source for valid trademark registrations is the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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stock agencies are wrong to rejected these images for alleged copyright or trademark violations.

It seems that you specialize in this kind of subject matter. Perhaps you should start your own agency with images that other agencies don't want to accept for legal reasons and you know they are safe. You could offer legal protection / insurance to the buyers. You might have a very unique collection of images.

« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2017, 00:44 »
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https://patentsrockblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/spotlight-on-fender-trademarks/
Details of trademark numbers for fenders trademarks on headstock and links to court case. Enjoy.

« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2017, 10:35 »
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copyrights do not protect the physical object (such as a book), they protect what is printed in the book. they do not protect guitars either.

trademarks only protect brand names. they do not protect the shape of a bottle or the shape of a guitar.

Shapes can indeed be trademarked.  The shape of the coca cola bottle, and the "swoop" are trademarked.  Hershey's kisses' shape is trademarked.  The shape of Peeps.  iPods.  What is called the "trade dress" of Ferrari, Hummer, Jeep, and many other vehicles.


« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2017, 02:08 »
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That escalated quickly :o
I never imagined this post was going to keep going. I usually dont give up easily and I do feel bad for my wasted time/money but I decided there was no point in arguing over this.

...so I have redone the whole set with an acoustic guitar  ;D

Chichikov

« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2017, 02:49 »
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IP protection for cars fall under patent law.

scultptures are copyrightable because they are not produced for utilitarian reasons, people just look at sculptures.

guitars are produced for a utilitarian reason, to play music. the design can be patented but not copyrighted.

Are you sure?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbRSag-L-GQ

ShadySue

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« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2017, 04:41 »
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They can make whatever rules they choose about what they do or don't accept.

Start up your own agency since you're the one who is so incensed about the issue. You'll be able to use your own rules - or have none at all, if you're that reckless.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 16:51 by ShadySue »

namussi

« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2017, 06:48 »
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The only source for valid trademark registrations is the US Patent and Trademark Office.

No, I think you will find that there are many other countries in the world with their own patent and trademark offices.

niktol

« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2017, 09:32 »
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stock agencies are wrong to rejected these images for alleged copyright or trademark violations.

They are not rejecting these images for IP infringements, they don't care. They are rejecting them for the cost of allegations, valid or unfounded, they do cost money too, you know. It's a bottom line thing, they don't have to do business with anyone if risking an unforeseen expense. I, for example, reject all images, regardless of what anyone says, and I have all the rights to do it  8).

niktol

« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2017, 09:37 »
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No, I think you will find that there are many other countries in the world with their own patent and trademark offices.

There are other countries?


 

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