Originally Posted by k8memphis
I've been thinking about this since I'm on the verge of legalness and what I 'm gonna do is blow the logos a bit. Just not make it perfectly perfect. That's why the Louie boys are getting twitchy about this.
There's knock offs of everything. Obviously a cake is not a purse, so we're ok there. But we just gotta like for Louie we'd need to make the "V" in the logo look like an "N" kwim. Make it slightly wrong on purpose so it's a 'knock off' but still close enough to be fun.
I think if we blow each logo on purpose a bit we are ok and not like to be deceitful but just to take care of (our) business and not steal. Paradies are firmly legal.
Zillions of chickadees carry knock off purses and that's not illegal kwim. Just don't make 'em perfect even though we can huh.
Straight from my lawyer's mouth when discussing copyright issues:
If you alter the look a little bit and call it something else and they can prove it looks anything close to their image you are still going to get busted."
When I asked about changing the image 33% he laughed. His reply "they can go after you for it still. If it looks like theirs they still own it and you are busted."