Curious. Are you looking to do parody shirts?TenaciousTees said:Hello everyone,
I am looking for a good software that has popular logos such as nike and what not. It must give the capability to switch the text into whatever the user wants. Does anybody have a recommendations???
I couldn't agree more!Rodney said:Watch out for those trademarks
Rodney said:Keep in mind that a parody on t-shirts for sale could still get you in trouble (sued from the company that owns the trademark).
Make sure you're ready to handle any legal challenges that may arise from working with parodied logos.
If you are using the actual logo and changing the saying, I think you are more likely to get in trouble (sued) than if you are changing the companies logo to something similar (because you would still be trying to profit from that companies trademark).
DickTees.net said:It seems to be a common misconception that calling something a "parody" somehow protects the creator of the "parody" from legal action. When the certified letters start rolling in don't fool yourself into thinking that you've won the lottery or that some long lost relative has left you a llama farm in Wyoming... it's a cease and desist order.
Rodney said:No problem
Some people do sell parody t-shirts and get away with it (for awhile). Some companies have legal teams that advise them how to get close to the line without crossing it.
But if you're going to get into the parody shirt arena, you just have to be aware that there may be legal challenges. There are companies whose whole job is to search websites and forums for infringements on their client's trademarks. These companies then notify the law firms that hire them so they can go into action (as Jay/dicktees can attest to). I've also received a few cease and desist notices from infringing designs just being listed at t-shirtcountdown.