Re: advice?

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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on November 28, 1998 at 07:43:47:

In Reply to: advice? posted by Jeremy on November 16, 1998 at 18:02:27:

: Ive just recieved a job as a graphic designer for a local company,
: im going to be designing logos etc. for various companies etc.
: I want to make very sure that I dont break any copywright laws while
: doing this. Would designing a logo that may resemble something
: with a copywright be copywrighting? How could I make sure that my
: designs arent copywrighted is it just the names used in the logo or is
: the entire design copywrighted....... anyone with any suggestions please
: email me :) thanks...........
Copyright protects a mode of expression, not an idea. If you just create you are usually safe, though in some instances there is liability for unconcious copying such as a well known melody. I'm an IP lawyer. This is just to keep you out of trouble.

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