Can I use another Company's Logo in My Artwork?

Confused on the legality of using other's intellectual property in your creative work? Read on to see a real response to one of our clients.
Posted on
July 22, 2022
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Intellectual Property and artwork mingling together can cause creatives and business owners to feel confused, and often can cause legal risk unknowingly. A client recently asked about the legality of including well-known organizations’ logos in an NFT collection of artwork. They referenced using a government entity logo in one piece. Here is how I responded: 

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In Conclusion

When it comes to others’ intellectual property you must be cautious in your usage and do your homework, otherwise, you can put yourself or your company at a much higher risk. This particularly pertains to those intending on using others' copyrighted/trademarked information for commercial use, as referenced above for an NFT collection. When confused about the legality of your particular situation it is always best to seek legal counsel.

Jeff Holman
Jeff Holman draws from a broad background that spans law, engineering, and business. He is driven to deploy strategic business initiatives that create enterprise value and establish operational efficiencies.

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