10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2012 9:02 AM by Jacob Bugge RSS

    Using copyrighted artwork in logos and trademarking logos

    Paevo Kelley Community Member

      The fat cartoon chef in this logo is possibly copyrighted:

      http://orders.logodesignguru.com/contests/the-hungry-chef-catering-logo-symbol/users/gtend er007

       

      It is also widely available on the Web for download. My question is this: What are the rules for using such artwork in logos? If the artwork is copyrighted, then the logo cannot be copyrighted. So if you use it in a logo, do you tell your client, "By the way, you'll never be able to trademark your logo"?

       

      Any help would be appreciated.